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Relay For Life meeting Jan. 28

Published 7:10pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for its 2013 Relay For Life event.

Volunteers are needed to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2013 Relay For Life event, Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate.

The first volunteer committee meeting will be held Jan. 28 at the Edwardsburg Fire Department.

The meeting will begin the planning process for the Relay For Life of Edwardsburg, which supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.

Relay For Life is a fun event that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who list their battle and fight back against the disease.

“Relay For Life is the community’s chance to unite in the fight against cancer and support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Jodi Rozycki, American Cancer Society community representative said. “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to led Edwardsburg know that cancer can be defeated.”

The event is held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at Edwardsburg Middle School with the goal of keeping at least one member on the track at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay.

If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Edwardsburg as a volunteer or team participant, call the American Cancer Society at (269) 349-8710 or visit RellayForLife.org.

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