Monday, February 25, 2008
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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Logan County Kickoff Tonight

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[February 25, 2008]  Hopefully, neither rain nor snow will keep folks from attending the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Logan County kickoff event Monday at Lincoln College.

Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors and caregivers are coming together for an evening of fun, food and learning more about this year's event. The focus is "Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back." Anyone interested in signing up a team, getting involved with planning or learning more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend.

This energizing kickoff event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln College Meyer-Evans Student Center Alumni Room, 900 N. Ottawa St. in Lincoln.

Appetizers are being provided by Warren Wendlandt. Guests will be treated to refreshments and have an opportunity to win a number of great giveaways.

Relay For Life is an overnight event where teams of local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and families raise funds -- prior to and at the event -- to fight cancer. This year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Logan County is being planned for May in Lincoln.

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Relay For Life celebrates cancer survivors while honoring those in the community who lost their battle with cancer. Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, secure community support, coordinate logistics, obtain refreshments and prizes, assist with publicity, and plan entertainment activities.

For more information on the kickoff celebration, contact the American Cancer Society at 217-523-4503 or visit Teams may register online anytime.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The Illinois Division has more than 120,000 volunteers and staff fighting cancer in the state. For the most up-to-date cancer-related information and to join the fight against cancer, call 800-ACS-2345 or visit

[Text from file received from Shayne Squires, regional communications manager, American Cancer Society]

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