Relay For Life to have booth at
Community Health Fair
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[March 21, 2014]
Relay For Life will have an information booth
at the Community Health Fair on March 29, beginning at 9 a.m. Learn
about cancer signs, treatments and more.
This is also a prime time for survivors to register. Note that if
you are a survivor, you have to register anew this year before
invitations for the Survivor Dinner and a survivor shirt and pin can
be ordered for you.
Anyone who has not signed up to be on a Relay
For Life team or wants to start a team can get that information at
the health fair also.
Luminarias will be available for $10.
This year the Relay For Life in Logan County will take place July
25-26 on the Lincoln College campus. "Cooking Up A Cure For Cancer"
is the theme, and for survivors that is a cause for celebrating —
they can claim "one more birthday!" Those who have experienced the
fright of hearing "You have cancer" from their doctor are now
turning that into a fight for getting to celebrate another birthday,
and many have just been given that call to fight as recently as this
The Relay For Life is more than a walk for funds —
it is a life-support system. The efforts of the teams through the
American Cancer Society and the supporters in Logan County are a
support system all year. Rides are provided to treatments or other
appointments. There are donations of hairpieces and wigs, help with
medications, and always the listening ear for the lonely phone call
or someone to give a hug or pat on the shoulder.
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On the night of the Relay For Life, when the luminarias are
lit at 9 in total silence, the track is full again in the glow
of the light in each bag, signifying and bringing to remembrance
with each step the life of one who is celebrating another year,
another birthday, but also remembering the fight given by those
whose names are lit in memory —
and we remember so many of all ages in family, friends,
neighbors or co-workers who have touched our lives. This year
caregivers and supporters can also be remembered on the
luminaria bags, which can be bought until 9 on the Friday night
of the Relay For Life.
[Text from file received from
Relay For Life of Logan County]