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May 25, 2013

Plans under way for Relay for Life

Plans for the annual Relay for Life in Shelby County continue to be made as nine teams so far are working toward raising funds to fight against cancer.

Teams have raised more than $14,400 so far toward this year’s goal of $55,000. The county’s goals include having 24 teams and more than 200 people participating in the event. Teams may consist of friends, youth, co-workers, church members from all areas of the county.

The Relay For Life event will be held August 2-3 in Forest Park, Shelbyville. Cancer survivors will be honored and victims will be remembered. The night-long event symbolizes the cancer patient’s journey from diagnosis to survivorship.

Throughout the months before the event teams work to raise funds through raffles, events, and food sales. During the evening of the Relay For Life event, teams continue to raise funds. The communities are invited to celebrate, fight back, and remember along with the teams and participate in a variety of activities for all ages or sit back and enjoy performances. The public may encourage the team members as they walk the Relay track during the evening and take a moment to remember as names of cancer victims are read during the Luminaria ceremony.

For more information about Relay for Life, or to register up a team or make a donation, go to www.relayforlife.org/shelbyil.

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