The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Nolan County â€“ cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer â€“ to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2012 event.
The Relay For Life of Nolan County supports the American Cancer Societyâ€™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. It brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups ... people from all walks of life â€“ all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost, and fighting back against the disease.
"Relay is all about communities uniting with the Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said Jacque Thweatt, Community Manager of Development. "We need volunteers to help this year by joining the planning committee for Relay For Life. Without additional volunteers, this event may not happen. It is because of the preceding volunteers that certain types of cancer are now highly treatable, even curable. With more help, we will continue to save lives and win the fight.â€ť
Want to learn more? American Cancer Society staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide further details on the 2012 meeting at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 11 am to 2 p.m. You can also call Jacque Thweatt at 325-672-0994.
For more information about Relay For Life, visit relayforlife.org. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.