Just as the effects of everyday battles with life and the economy are felt by all of us in this day and time, cancer, too, is a battle that many of us face whether it’s our own battle or one we must watch others struggle through. Regardless of how many people are loosing jobs or how the gas prices are increasing, there are still many people battling cancer and many others that are doing everything they can to help and support them. The reality of this makes the time volunteered and the money donated a very helpful part of our job as a community.
Local volunteers are a huge part of a nationwide effort to save lives from cancer, but they can not do it alone. Our Relay For Life is quickly approaching, it will be held on April 23 at the George West High School football field. The money that we raise as a community goes to the American Cancer Society to continue it’s mission of helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back against the disease. By participating and raising money for this cause it does not only go to finding a cure but also to assist those who are battling it on a day to day bases. Even those in our community will benefit our efforts, by being given free wigs, transportation to and from treatments, etc.
This is the time that we can do our part, we as individuals, families, church groups, and small businesses can make a difference and have fun doing it. Join us at this event to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those we have lost to it, to fight back against this disease, and help the American Cancer Society reach its goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
To sign up, participate or learn how you may help, you can contact Nikki McCain at 361-492-9155, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit RelayForLife.orgliveoakcotx.
Relay For Life Committee 2010