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Relay For Life season to kick off January 17

LaGrange County community members will unite at a rally to officially launch the 2015 Relay For Life season at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the LaGrange County Public Library.

Come ring in the new season with a rally that educates everyone on how their involvement benefits the American Cancer Society’s goal to save lives and create more birthdays. Money raised will fight cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.  Rally activities will include RELAY 101 – where the community will see what Relay for Life is all about, team captains can sign up and information, snacks and refreshments will be available.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, picnic, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer.  The event opens as cancer survivors lead the way around the track and are honored with the Survivors Lap. As the sun begins to set, the warm glow of hundreds of luminaria will light the field in an emotional silent ceremony. Each bag lit is in honor of a loved one who won the fight against cancer or in remembrance of a special someone who lost his or her battle. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope in that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

Anyone who has ever wondered what Relay for Life is or who is interested in starting a team should attend the kickoff.

For more information, contact Shanan Staton at 260-350-0328 or Suzanne Orth at 269-503-3810 or visit the website at  www.relayfor life.org/lagrangecountyin.