Relay For Life held April 29 at PCHS

Published 2:47 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Polk County Relay for Life will be held April 29 at Polk County High School.

Much more than a walk around a track, Relay is a time to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost and get inspired to fight back. Those who have shared the same experience find common ground, hope and healing at Relay.

Every dollar raised makes a difference to people in the community whose lives are touched by cancer. The Society has contributed to almost every major discovery in cancer research. Millions of lives have been saved as a result. For those people and countless others, the research the Society has funded is resulting in better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

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The American Cancer Society will also continue to exert influence on all levels of government, advocating for stronger policies and enacting legislation that will save lives and conquer cancer.

When cancer affects you or someone you love, the American Cancer Society can lessen your fears and provide inspiration through our many programs and services – all free of charge and made possible through donations from local communities.

Donations also give those touched by cancer answers to their questions and offer places to turn for help in their community through the Society’s Web site, and the 24-hour toll-free number, 1-800-ACS-2345.

For more information on Polk County Relay For Life call Pete Crandall at 828-894-0401.