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Local Relay for Life garners more praise
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The American Cancer Society has announced top honors to its 2011 Relay For Life events from across the country, which includes the recognition of Warren County for its efforts in the fight against cancer.
Warren County was honored by the American Cancer Society for last summer’s Relay For Life. The annual event raised $185,000. Among national communities with populations of 40,000 to 49,999, that equated to $4.40 per capita, which resulted in Warren County ranking eighth in the nation.
“We wish to congratulate Warren County and our volunteers, teams, sponsors and all who support Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society,” said Marlene Delong, the senior field representative for the American Cancer Society in Cookeville. “Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease. This reminds us Warren County is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”
Donations to the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life support the society’s work to help people:
• stay well by providing information to take steps to prevent cancer or detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage;
• get well by being with cancer patients and caregivers during the cancer journey by providing information to make-informed decisions and by offering solutions to common problems;
• find cures through groundbreaking cancer research to learn more about the disease, its causes and how to cure it;
• fight back by rallying together and working with federal, state and local lawmakers to ensure healthier communities and futures.
Plans are already under way for 2012 Relay For Life in Warren County. The event is scheduled at Warren County Middle School on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. To find out how to get involved, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit RelayForLife.org.