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The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Lamar County – community leaders, cancer survivors, caregivers, anyone wanting to make a difference – to join their Relay for Life of Lamar County. The organization is seeking volunteers who are interested in getting involved in the fight against cancer through fundraising in their signature fundraising event, the Relay for Life.
Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The events are held overnight to honor and symbolize a cancer patient’s journey through treatment. This years’ event will be June 28th at R.L. Maddox field at North Lamar High School.
A Relay Team is a group of 12 to 15 people, led by a Team Captain, who commits to raising at least $100 each and participating in the overnight event fundraising event. All of the proceeds raised through the Relay for Life fund the mission of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. While teams do the majority of their fundraising prior to the event, many teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during the Relay for Life which creates a 12-hour festival-like atmosphere.
To learn more about the Relay for Life of Lamar County and to sign up your team, attend the next team meeting. The next team meeting will be held on March 7th, at 1950 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Paris, TX. Team meetings are an opportunity for all teams to come together and learn about fundraising and the mission of the American Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to attend. You can also get involved by calling the local American Cancer Society at (1-800-227-2345), or by going to their website: Cancer.org.
“The Relay for Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Carolyn Lockett, Event Chair. “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let Lamar County know that cancer can be defeated.”
Funds raised at Relay for Life of Lamar County helped the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer. In 2012, Relay for Life events across East Texas helped patients and their families in local communities and to fund lifesaving cancer research. The Relay for Life raised approximately $50 thousand to help the American Cancer Society save more lives by helping
People stay well, get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. We welcome you to join us in the fight against cancer today!