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American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Oklahoma City set for Saturday

18 Junio 2017, 03:54 | Martinez Canez

Relay For Life of Greenwich this weekend

THOSE PARTICIPATING in the Power in Purple campaign to help raise funds to battle cancer are asked to not only raise $1,000 in donations through June 23 but also dress in something purple throughout the campaign. Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland got a

Attend if you can, to support and have fun with people who share a common bond and a desire to help put an end to cancer.

"I became aware of opportunities from the American Cancer Society; luckily I didn't need many of them", she said.

As of May 30, 110 participants have signed up on 19 teams, though registration is open through the day of the event.

"Unfortunately, cancer touches everyone", said Struble, a cervical cancer survivor who has been a relay volunteer for several years.

Hundreds to Participate in American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Greater Valley Area on June 23, 2017, 6 p.m. CDT to 10 p.m. CDT / 7 p.m. EDT to 11 p.m. EDT at the Chambers County Agricultural Park/ Arena in LaFayette.

Rigsby noted if the goal is not reached Friday night, or someone still wants to donate, any donations made through August will count toward this year's fundraising amount. But it also had more teams and participants those years.

"Anybody is welcome to come". Both survivors are now in remission, and the one who had brain cancer has since had two healthy children. "We have a 1-800 number (1-800-227-2345) you can call that is able to tell you information about support groups and treatment", she said.

"When they walk, they have a goal".

Following the release of dozens of purple balloons, the survivors will be honored and applauded by their fellow participants as they make their way around the stadium.

Banners hung over the track at a prior Relay for Life event at Oswego High School.Participants walk the track at Oswego High School during a prior Relay for Life event.

The spirits of those at this year's event were just as strong as when there were many participating, she explained. "Each team will be having a fundraiser at their tent,"she said". Each walker pledges to raise $2,620.

Funds raised help cancer patients and their families with expenses, as well as contribute to other causes supported by the American Cancer Society.

McCarthy says anyone can be part of the relay.

She understands that Relay For Life has run its course in Elliot Lake.

For information contact McCarthy at 508-897-4323 or kate.mccarthy@cancer.org.

At this year's event in Belmont County, local Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor Dominic Alexander will cut the ribbon at 5 p.m. Saturday during the opening ceremony.

"We can save the American Cancer Society money, so more of the money we raise will go to the American Cancer Society, we cut the costs in half", Kolwelter said. More than $9,900 has already been raised toward the overall goal of $50,000. "She was diagnosed with cancer four years ago in February and she was actually pregnant at the time and it struck all of us really hard".



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