Relay looking for volunteers

Are you one of the millions of cancer survivors? Has your life been touched by a loved one who has been diagnosed with this disease or are you just passionate about making a difference in the community? If you answered yes to any of the questions, come join the local committee for Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s, and the nation’s, largest fund raiser.

Committee recruitment is currently underway for the Relay For Life of Grove City, which will take place June 19 and 20, 2009, at Grove City High School.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled 18 hour, overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and program of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at the high school and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep one member of the team on the track at all times.

Committee members are needed to help to chair the event, as well as to handle logistics, promotions, children’s activities, sponsorship, and many other positions. Committee chairs are asked to attend one meeting per month and lead their committee in preparing for the relay.

"We are looking for local, passionate volunteers to help with us with our fight," says Meghan Best, income development coordinator in the American Cancer Society’s Central Region office. "The 2008 event was absolutely amazing. The growth in participation was unbelievable. In order to keep up with the growing community, we need to grow the committee. It takes many hands to make the relay happen."

Money raised from the event supports American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy, and patient service programs. If you wish to join the committee or for more information, contact Meghan Best at (888) 227-6446, ext. 3203. For additional information about Relay For Life, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving livings and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

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