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American Cancer Society Relay For Life to Hold Kickoff on Oct 22nd

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of McCreary will hold a free kickoff for the annual event on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 5:00pm at Somerset Community College, McCreary Campus.

Anyone interested in learning how to get involved with the Relay For Life planning committee or forming a Relay For Life team is invited to the kickoff to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.

The program will highlight what the American Cancer Society Does and How Relay For Life of McCreary County plays an important role.

Crystal Michelle Perry will speak about the American Cancer Society’s “Hope Lodge”.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals come together to “Fight Back” against cancer.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.

“This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the fight,” said Brooke Cary Whitis, local community representative for the American Cancer Society. “Together, our efforts can make a big difference.”

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The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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