Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 11, 2014

Relay for life kick off rally to be held Tuesday

Cordele — CORDELE — The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Crisp County will officially launch their fundraising efforts for the year with a kickoff rally on Tuesday, January 14.

Event volunteers and participants will gather at the restaurant for the rally which will be held in the banquet room at T.J.’s Italian Restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Known as the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups, people from all walks of life, who are aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Through the years the relay has grown to thousands of teams in communities across the United States and 20 other countries working together to raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

In Cordele, all teams that are registered with at least 5 paid team members will have a chance to win a 47” Flat Screen TV. A team representative must be present. This year’s Relay will be held on Friday, May 2nd at the Crisp County Recreation Dept. from 7pm-12am. To volunteer or start your team for Relay For Life contact Event Chair Michael Fraser @ 229-322-9284 or visit RelayForLife. org.



 

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