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Local Community Members Fight Back Through Relay For Life Movement
Updated April 17, 2015 7:51 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - On June 20th, 2015, 25 teams of local community members will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lawrence County to help finish the fight against cancer.

The event will take place from 2pm to midnight on June 20th, 2015 at Parkview Intermediate School.

The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up campsites at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. Cancer survivors and caregivers take a celebratory first lap to start each event.

Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide last year. The funds raised support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer.

It is thanks to the dedication of Relay teams like Walmart Walking Warriors that support the Society's lifesaving mission and help save lives. They have worked hard to raise up to $15,000 to help in the fight against cancer. Not only do they put hard work into fundraising in the fight against cancer, Walmart is a corporate team partner that matches their volunteer hours with grants. What a great way to give back to their community!

It is not too late for community members to get involved in the event by forming a team or making a donation to the Relay For Life of Lawrence County.

For more information, visit or call 317-440-8851.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly three 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 US during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 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. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we're finding cures and 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, visit or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.

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