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Relay for Life unites community to finish the fight against cancer

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 9:17 p.m. CDT

MORRIS – Hundreds of participants will come together next weekend in Morris to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

WHO: The American Cancer Society, hundreds of volunteers, walkers, families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools, companies, individuals and teams.  

WHAT: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Grundy County is an overnight celebration where people take turns walking, running or otherwise circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. The idea is to enjoy your time, dance, play games and enjoy the presence of others all while raising money to finish the fight, and provide services to cancer patients and their families, according to a news release. One of the many highlights of the event is the luminaria ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held at nightfall to honor cancer survivors, caregivers, and to remember those lost to cancer.   

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life reminds us that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten and that those who face cancer will always be supported. More than anything it makes us hopeful that one day cancer will be eliminated for good. 

WHERE: Morris Community High School, 1000 Union St., Morris.

WHEN: Starting at 2 p.m. May 31 through June 1.

For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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