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Relay For Life volunteers needed in Paulding County
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Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:09 PM

PAULDING – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help plan the upcoming Relay For Life of Paulding County on May 31-June 1 at Paulding County Fairgrounds. From organizing teams, to entertainment planning, to fundraising, there are many different ways to get involved and help make this cancer’s last century.

The next volunteer team and committee meeting will take place on Thursday, April 11 at the Paulding County Senior Center. Teams meet at 6:30 p.m., committee at 7:30 p.m. All interested in getting involved are welcome to attend.

By participating, volunteers will be helping the American Cancer Society in the lifesaving mission started 100 years ago.

“On May 22, 2013 the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of fighting to save lives from cancer, and it’s the progress we’ve made together – as a community, as volunteers, as survivors and as leaders – that has helped us reach this incredible milestone with tremendous success,” says Cara Boehm, local American Cancer Society staff partner.

“We’ve never been more ready to complete our mission and put ourselves out of business. By lending your support to the Relay For Life of Paulding County event this year, you’ll be helping the Society finish the fight and bring an end to cancer as we know it.”

During Relay For Life events, teams of people camp out overnight at a local school, park or fairground, and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relay events take place overnight, for 18 hours.

To join the Relay For Life of Paulding County as a volunteer, team captain, or participant, and to learn more about the program, call the American Cancer Society at 888-227-6446 est. 5210 or visit RelayForLife.org/Paulding.