Planning to begin Oct. 13 for next Relay For Life of Mercer County

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mercer County is holding a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Mercer County Hospital in the board room to begin planning for the 2010 event. This year's event is set to take place overnight on Friday, July 23, 2010, starting at 6 p.m.

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones, commit to fight back through healthy lifestyle changes, and raise money for the fight against cancer.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.

To learn more about Relay For Life, visit www.RelayForLife.org.

For information on the Oct. 13 meeting, or if you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, please contact Greg or Jeanie Larson at 593-2373 or Heather Sparks at 800-322-4337 ext. 3.

The American Cancer Society is helping create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.