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American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off in the Tri-Counties

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The Relay For Life kickoff meeting was Nov. 19, at The Fanning  Springs  Community  Building.  The event had a great turnout of participants eager to start the fundraising process for the fight against cancer.   

Businesses, teams, survivors, caregivers, past participants and residents were all invited to kick off the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of The Tri-Counties. This community celebration was open to anyone wanting to learn more about Relay For Life and how to get involved.  Relay For Life is a community event that honors cancer survivors, current cancer patients and caregivers.  Relay also pays tribute to those who have lost their battles with cancer.

Guests at the rally were greeted by Tracy Ridgeway, Event Chair and Kyle Stone, ACS Staff Partner. Charles Scott sang his rendition of “He Touched Us." Rani Rhodes spoke on “Why I Relay” as a survivor.  

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance and take turns walking around a track relay-style to raise funds to fight cancer.  At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaria around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors, as well as friends and family members lost to the disease.  

In January, the Relay for Life will start back in full swing as it gets ready for the 2014 Relay For Life of The Tri-Counties, which takes place May 2, at 6 p.m. 

For more information, contact Kyle Stone at 352-246-5920/352-376-6866 or Tracy Ridgeway 352-463-3445 or visit cancer.org.