Relay for Life wins award

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Relay For Life of Fayette County was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society’s recent Relay Leadership Summit in Itasca.
With the Relay All Star Award, the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society honors Relay events that achieve significant fundraising and participant growth.
This year, Relay For Life of Fayette County raised just over $65,000 with nearly 400 participants.
“By supporting Relay for Life of Fayette County, our volunteers are joining us in fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer,” said Mary E. Pierce, chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society’s Illinois Division.
“We invite all residents of Fayette County to join us in the fight against cancer at this year’s Relay.”
Relay For Life is an overnight community event held to celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers, remember those who have lost their battle against the disease and fight back against cancer by raising funds for research, educational outreach and programs to assist area cancer patients and their families with information, day-to-day help and emotional support.
Would you like to help with the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fayette County?  Individuals of all ages are needed to help organize and recruit teams, secure community support, coordinate event logistics, obtain refreshments and prizes, help with publicity and plan entertainment activities.
A committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. next Monday at First Church of God, located at 3001 Thrill Hill Road in Vandalia.   
Relay For Life of Fayette County will be held June 4-5, 2011, at Rogier Park in Vandalia.   
For more information or to sign up your team, contact Amanda Buswell at the American Cancer Society at (217) 356-9076, press 3; or visit www.relayforlifefayette.com.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.
As a global grassroots force with more than 100,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere, the ACS fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
It saves lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, the ACS turns what it knows about cancer into what it does.
As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year.
To learn more or get help, call us any time at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.