Mark Hunter (ozma914) wrote,
Mark Hunter
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Noble Relay For Life kicks off Feb 21st

Relay For Life

            Everyone needs a little color – especially this time of year – so the 2013 Noble County Relay For Life theme is “Colors of Hope”.  It’s fitting for a fund raising effort that’s about not death, but life.

Everyone’s invited to the 2013 kickoff event February 21st, 6:30 p.m., at the Albion branch of the Noble County Public Library on East Main Street. Cancer never sleeps, so American Cancer Society Relays are overnight events, lasting up to 24 hours. This year’s Noble County Relay takes place May 18th and 19th at the West Noble High School track and football field, south of Ligonier, and lots of help is needed.

 Team members raise funds to fight the disease and take turns keeping on the track to celebrate those who’ve battled cancer, remember those lost, and fight back. Each year more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 US communities and 20 other countries take part in Relay events to raise funds for research, treatment, and other assistance.

The Relay is family friendly, uniting the entire community to celebrate those who’ve had cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Team members are encouraged to find varying ways to raise funds, and at the Relay itself they often camp out around the track (although members aren’t required to be there the whole time), and take part in food, games, and activities. More information and a chance to register online can be found on the Relay For Life website at:  http://www.relayforlife.org/noblecountyin

For more information contact Melissa Stephens at melissa.stephens@cancer.org or by phone at 260-471-3911, or Carla Fiandt at the Community State Bank in Albion, at carlaf@csbemail.com, or 260-636-3744.



Mark R Hunter, Promotions Chair
Ozma914@hotmail.com
Tags: albion, noble county, relay for life
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