Plans underway for 2014 Perry County Relay for Life; volunteers needed

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TELL CITY – The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 Relay For Life of Perry County.
Cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders and anyone wanting to make a difference is invited to participate.
The first volunteer committee meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at the Moose Lodge in Tell City. The meeting will begin the planning process for the Relay For Life of Perry County, which supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.
Relay For Life is a fun event that brings together families, friends, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those who lost their battle, and fight back against the disease.
The event is held over-night as individuals and teams camp out at local high schools, parks, fairgrounds and other gathering places, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening, signifying that cancer never sleeps.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay.
If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Perry County as a volunteer or committee member, contact Teri James, ACS Community Staff Partner at (812) 499-9476 or send email to teresa.james@cancer.org.