Volunteers needed for American Cancer Society's Relay For Life

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

JUNEAU - The American Cancer Society needs walkers, cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), community leaders, team captains and hard workers to make the annual Relay For Life, on July 19-20 at Dimond Park, a reality. Many people have already stepped up to make this year's Relay a huge success, but more are still needed.

Participants from all walks of life - including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers - join together in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is a team event where participants walk around a track relay style overnight. Teams of cancer fighting enthusiasts will gather to show their support and dedication. Volunteers from the Juneau-Douglas community are needed to begin planning now for this event.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support and underwrite, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way. If you would like to join the Relay For Life in Juneau-Douglas as a volunteer or team participant, call the American Cancer Society at 800-478-9355 or e-mail Andrea Goedderz at andrea.goedderz@cancer.org. For more information about this year's Relay For Life of Juneau-Douglas, visit www.juneaurelay.org.

Funds raised through Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society and its mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem through cancer research, education, advocacy and service.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the society has 13 regional divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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