American Cancer Society Seeks Participation in Relay For Life of Coffee County and Help AttackCancer From Every Angle

 

  
COFFEE COUNTY, TENNESSEE - American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Coffee County on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Coffee County Raider Academy.Be part of the fight, and together we can beat our biggest rival. American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers/companies/churches/families to form teams and stand shoulder to shoulder with us and cancer patients and those supporting them.
 
"Relay For Life is a great event for the entire community to rally around. Cancer, unfortunately has touched everyone is some way. If we join together we can defeat the disease!" - Becky Huddleston, Relay For Life Event Lead.
 
Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.  
 
Last year, 2.7 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $279 million at more than 3,500 events to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer - from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society 24/7 cancer help line and free rides to chemo. By joining the Relay For Life event, you can help attack cancer from every angle.
 
The next Team meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 5:00pm. This will be located at the Manchester City Hall. This meeting is open to the public and an opportunity to learn more.
 

 
To learn more about Relay For Life, and register a team, visit www.RelayForLife.org/CoffeeTN or
call 423.499.2606