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Relay for Life makes difference for patients


To the Editor:

Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact.

No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day. These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society— which has been a part of Lapeer County for many years—critically important.

Local volunteers are a huge part of a nationwide effort to save lives from cancer, but additional people are needed for the progress to continue, so we are inviting everyone in the community to join the movement for a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Plans are under way for the Society's annual fundraiser, Relay For Life of Lapeer County, which will be held at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds on June 12-13. The money raised at Relay enables the American Cancer Society to deliver on its mission of helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back against the disease.

Relay provides the American Cancer Society with money to support vital, cutting-edge cancer research happening right here in our state and across the nation; provides cancer patients with free wigs, transportation to treatment centers, free lodging, etc., publishes lifesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control; and develops a new generation of medicines that help those battling cancer.

Now is the time for individuals, families, organizations, schools, religious groups, corporations and businesses to commit their Relay For Life team participation. Join us at this event to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost, fight back against the disease, and help the American Cancer Society realize its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Learn how you can be part of the Relay for Life of Lapeer County and get ready to "Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back."

Call 1.800.227.2345 or visit www.relayforlife.org and click on Find Relay Events.

Sincerely,

—Sally Reinhardt

Promotions Chair

American Cancer Society

Lapeer County Relay For Life

Imlay City

Sally Reinhardt
March 16, 2010

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