Relay for Life gears up for 2013 event

To the editor:

Dedicated residents will camp out overnight and walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Dubois County gets under way at Jasper Middle School at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, and runs through noon Saturday, June 1.

Relay for Life is a family-friendly activity that raises money to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives. Everyone is invited to this inspiring event to witness the cancer survivors in our community as they celebrate their victory over the disease, remember those who have lost their battle and fight back against the nation’s No. 1 health concern.

Now is the time to form a team of your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Or just stop by and see what Relay is all about. There’s no registration fee or charge to attend and there is something for everyone — especially entertainment for the kids.  

While many people are familiar with the research efforts of the American Cancer Society, few are aware of all the free services available to cancer patients and their loved ones thanks to the fundraising efforts of those who participate in Relay. These services can be obtained through one easy call to the American Cancer Society. Services include free wigs, free transportation to treatment, 24/7 availability of the Patient Resource Center to help cancer patients through their cancer journey as well as mentoring programs and personal health manager kits that are full of information specific to the type of cancer the patient has.

Relay for Life not only has a large local following, but it is a global phenomenon as the world’s largest grassroots effort to fight cancer. Learn how you can be part of Relay for Life of Dubois County by calling 800-227-2345 or 812-475-9486 or visit and search under “Sign up or find an event.”

—Tyan Mullen
2013 Event Chair
Relay for Life of Dubois County

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