Relay For Life Holds Kickoff Rally

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Harriet Stewart, Relay for Life Staff Partner, speaks during the Kickoff Rally.

The Cannon County Chapter of The American Cancer Society announced during their Relay For Life kickoff rally Monday that 10 teams have already signed up to participate in the event.

The annual event at Dillon Park has been moved up to May 4th after originally being scheduled on May 18th. The reason for the move is that the event didn't want to conflict with Good Ole Days which was also taking place that weekend.

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who are battling cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Relay for Life is a fun overnight team event that raises awareness of cancer in the community and raises much needed funds to fight cancer.

During the Relay For Life, teams of friends, neighbors, families and co-workers commit to keeping at least one member walking the track at all times. Ten or more friends, co-workers or family members come together to form a relay team.

Each team submits a registration fee and each member raises at least $100 to support the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and patient service programs.

Fighting cancer is a team effort. The strength of people coming together for a common cause is greater than the strength of one.

There are many ways to get involved in this year's Relay For Life. People can get involved by forming a team, joining the planning committee, being a sponsor or just giving support with a contribution.

The teams that were announced at the kickoff rally include Huff N Puff, Short Mountain School, Woodbury Grammar, Dr. Deason, Woodbury Medical Center, Julie Williams Adams, Phil's Team, Stones River Hospital, Fuqua's Fights and Melba's Mavericks.

Last Year's Relay raised over $27,000 in funds to fight cancer. This year the goal is $30,000.

The next meeting for the Relay For Life is March 12th at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the Stones River Hospital.

To start or join a team or just for more information visit or call Korie Aycock at 615-542-6970.

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