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Published 1/7/2020
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Join the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Shiawassee County for the 2020 Kickoff Event

Kickoff Event is Monday January 13th

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Shiawassee County invites the community to help kickoff the 2020 season on Monday, January 13th at Memorial Healthcare from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Auditorium.

We’re launching this year’s Relay season with an informational open house where the community can register for the event, learn about fundraising events and opportunities, chat with the planning committee and so much more. Refreshments will be provided by our Presenting Sponsor, Memorial Healthcare. This years theme is “IT TAKES A VILLAGE”.

The Relay For Life movement continues to be the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event with 2.5 million participants globally uniting to save lives from cancer.

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This year’s Relay For Life event will be held on Saturday, May 16th at McCurdy Park in Corunna. The Relay For Life of Shiawassee County is an opportunity to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event is 12 hours and empowers the community to take a stand against cancer. Since 1985, Relay For Life events have raised nearly $6.5 billion for the American Cancer Society.

ACS estimates that 1 out of 3 people in the US will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Funds raised at Relay For Life events help the ACS fund and conduct breakthrough research, and gives cancer patients and their families the resources they need, like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support.

Join the Relay For Life movement in any of the following ways:

• Attend the kickoff celebration
• Start or join a fundraising team
• Volunteer to help plan or organize the event
• Make a donation
• Invite a cancer survivor to be celebrated, or if you’re a survivor, join us.

To learn more about Relay For Life of Shiawassee County, click here.

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