More teams are needed for the next Relay For Life which is coming up April 16 and 17.
All team captains and prospective team captains are invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at First National Bank in Gilmer.
Teams have from eight to 15 members.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money for the fight against cancer.
Survivors and current cancer patients, caregivers, families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event.
Relay For Life of Upshur County takes place from 6 p.m. on Friday, April 16 until 6 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Gilmer High School Buckeye Stadium.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches—people from all walks of life.
Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.
“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said Kelly Watson, American Cancer Society Community Manager.
“Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have been cured of cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been made not just in cancer cure rates, but also in the quality of life following cancer treatment.”
“The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and services to patients,” said Watson. “Due to the generosity of local corporate sponsors, the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.”
Some of the funds raised will help with transportation or gas cards for caregivers to get patients to treatment, for wigs for patients, for prosthetic implants and bras for breast cancer survivors, and other essential needs.
In addition to helping with local needs, the funds go toward cancer research.
For more information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life, call 903-399-1354 or visit RelayForLife.org/upshurcotx.
To learn more about cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.