Relay For Life

By Lisa Voyles

Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society is asking everyone to color their town and communities Purple to help celebrate this, the 25th year of Hope, remembering that first 24-hour sojourn of Dr. Gordie Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, where he took the first step of his walk/jog/run around a track to enhance the income of his local ACS office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed. And this is how Relay For Life started. We hope all of you will help paint our community purple this next month for out Relay For Life on June 12, 2009. Which will be help on the Bruce Square. If you own a business try to think of ways to use purple in your windows, put up purple bows and ribbons. Or use your own imagination. Just think purple.
We have two more fund raisers before the night or our Relay. On May 30, the Survivors and Friends team will have a booth at the Ace Cannon Festival along with a Rock-A-Thon. We will have face painting, beaded bracelets made by a local survivor, Cancer Awareness yard ribbons and team tee-shirts for sale. We also could use a few more participants’ rockers for the rock-a-thon.
Lewis Memorial will be holding a barbecue dinner on May 31 after morning services open to anyone who needs lunch that day. It will be held in the Methodist Corner on the Calhoun City Square.
If you are interested in purchasing a Wooden Cancer Awareness Ribbon for your home or business please call Rebecca at 927-0233 or go by the Monitor Herald office in Calhoun City. We would like for all businesses and as many as possible individuals to display purple in June for Cancer Awareness. This is the 25th year for Relay For Life.
If you are a cancer survivor and have not received an invitation to the Survivors Reception please call Barbara Winters at 983-4113 or 983-7784, so your name can be added to our list.
Having cancer is hard. Finding help shouldn’t be. Get help now by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visiting www.cancer.org.