Bradley County is one of 22 counties in the Mid South Division’s states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louis-iana, Mississippi and Tennessee, which were also selected as All American Relay events.
The honor serves as recognition that Bradley County is committed to saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
“This is the result of the work of so many people and so many of our wonderful volunteers and teams who come together to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer,” said Angela Mathis, ACS senior community representative.
All-American events must meet National Relay For Life standards, which include showing overall growth, successful development implementation, proper signage and branding usage, linking Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society, and reaching out to diverse groups.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay.
Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups ... people from all walks of life — all focused on 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 cancer.
If you would like to join the 2010-11 Relay For Life in Bradley County as a volunteer or team participant, call the American Cancer Society at 423-855-2778, or visit www.RelayForLife.org.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.
As a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, members fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. They save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
“As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do,” a representative said. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.
To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.