Relay for Life needs volunteers PDF E-mail

Dear Editor:

The American Cancer Society has been an active part of Hamilton County for many years, offering a number of patient and family services, cancer support groups, tobacco control programs, lifesaving educational tools and research. Soon to approach its 100th year, the society continues its mission, thanks to the help of generous volunteers and dedicated staff.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a community event in every sense of the word. It is a chance for the community to come together for one common cause. Being a part of Relay for Life means you are making life better for cancer survivors, patients and their families.

But we are faced with a critical shortage of volunteer leaders. With the challenges of our economy and dad-to-day demands, time has become a premium and many people are finding it more difficult to participate in community service. It is because of the volunteers who preceded us, however, that certain types of cancer are now highly treatable, or even curable. With more help, we will continue to win the fight.

The American Cancer Society needs your help now. Plans are now under way for the annual Relay for Life of Hamilton County, to support cutting-edge cancer research, help provide free transportation to treatment, help prevent youth smoking, publish lifesaving literature and develop a new generations of weapons to fight cancer.

We will be having a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Aurora Public Library in Aurora. This meeting will be a great opportunity for survivors and their caregivers, families and friends to join in the planning of the 2013 Relay for Life of Hamilton County event and help us fight back against cancer.

Pleas let us know if you have any questions or concerns by contacting any of the event leadership. Thank you for all that you do for your community and Relay for Life. We hope you can join us in making Relay for Life of Hamilton County better than ever in 2012.

Tammy Spellman

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Cathy Sigler

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Event co-chair

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