More Than $160K Raised For American Cancer Society

18 June, 2017, 01:22 | Author: Garry Little
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For six hours on Friday night, people of all ages walked around McLeod Athletic Park, or, on the artifical turf, they danced, or kicked soccer balls, or stood in groups and mingled, during the Langley Relay For Life, to raise funds and awareness in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

In addition to assisting Wilson County cancer patients with services like free housing, networking with other survivors and informational support, the American Cancer Society now has $8.5 million in cancer research projects in Tennessee.

Bernier explained the goal of the Relay for Life teams, and how the commitment of the volunteers is integral to the success of the American Cancer Society.

On Friday evening, hundreds of individuals turned out at the intersection of Depot and Irish streets in downtown Greeneville for the annual Greene County Relay for Life festivities.

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Highlights include live music, DJs, dance-a-thons, karaoke, auction items, games and contests, theme laps, tributes to cancer survivors, memorial Luminaria ceremonies, food, raffles.

Proceeds from the Relay for Life benefits ACS-supported research and patient services programs, Olmstead noted. He imagined teams gathering together and doing the same thing in their communities and that is what Relay for Life became.

This year's event will be an overnight gathering to celebrate, and honor those who have faced cancer while fundraising for the American Cancer Society's mission. "Everyone we know has been affected by cancer in some way Family members, loved ones".

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