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Registering your American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team

Modified: Friday, Jun 4th, 2010

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Paso Robles is just around the corner.

Organizers encourage community members to sign up their teams today by visiting www.relayforlife.org/pasoroblesca.

This “celebration of life” brings the North County community together in a unified effort to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

“While raising money for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life creates a special kind of awareness about hope and celebration,” said Millie Drum, marketing /publicity chairman for the Relay For Life of Paso Robles. “The reality is that we are all touched by cancer and participating in Relay For Life will change your life,”

Former and current cancer patients and caretakers, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay for Life takes place from 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 26 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 27 at River Oaks Hot Springs, 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles.

Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the team camaraderie and raise funds to fight cancer. Funds raised will continue the research, education, advocacy and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life teams camp-out at the site for 24 hours, participating in the largest fundraising walk in the United States. A member of each team must be on the track for 24 hours.

Volunteers are needed to help with the logistics of event set-up and tear-down as well as seeking community support for monetary and silent auction item donations. Information on how to become involved with Relay For Life is available from the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.RelayForLife.org.

Beginning in May until the event on June 26, meetings will be held every Tuesday for Committee at 5:30 p.m. and team captains at 6:30 p.m. at the Founder’s Pavilion, located next to Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton.

* How to get involved

Contact Event Chairman Julie Aikenhead at 975-6169 or Team Captain Coordinator Melinda Luce at 423-6775.

* About the American

Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

For the complete article see the 06-04-2010 issue.

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