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Support cancer fight

May 14, 2013
The Leader Herald

If you had the ability to create a world with more birthdays, would you do it? This year, Fulton and Montgomery counties will hold the 16th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life on May 31 at Park Terrace Elementary School to support the fight for a cancer-free world.

Relay For Life will bring our community together to honor individuals who have fought bravely against the merciless disease of cancer. Survivors, their families and all those who have been affected by this disease come together to walk, run and camp out around a track to create a united network of support and dedication.

The relay begins with a survivor lap, an inspiring time where survivors are honored by participants in support of their incredible fight. One of the most memorable events during the night is the luminaria ceremony, where everyone has the opportunity to light candles and take a moment to honor those who have beat the disease, those who are still fighting, and those who have courageously fought but have lost their lives to cancer.

Funds raised at Relay For Life support programs and services for patients and their families in Fulton and Montgomery counties. One example is the American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better program that provides cancer patients with beauty techniques to help them cope and feel good about themselves during radiation and chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments.

For more information on the relay event or how you can become involved, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/fultonmontgomeryNY.

Let's come together to add another birthday candle to every birthday cake this year.

SANDY SACERIO

Event chairwoman

Johnstown

 
 

 

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