WATER VALLEY – Cancer ultimately touches everyone, and not just the person diagnosed. It impacts everyone around them – family, friends, co-workers, and caregivers are all affected when a patient hears the dreaded words, “You have cancer.” That’s why the American Cancer society strives to assist those fighting the disease from all angles: research, advocacy, education, and services.
Relay for Life is a unique and fun way to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Through Relay for Life people work together to raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from the disease. The American Cancer society has made great progress against cancer thanks in large part to the fund-raising power of Relay for Life.
Yalobusha County Relay for Life is scheduled for Friday, April 26, at the Crawford Sports Complex in Water Valley, starting at 5 p.m. with the Survivor’s Dinner sponsored by the Rotary Club. The Relay for Life committee is already working hard to make this event fun, entertaining, educational, and enjoyable. The following people have agreed to serve on the 2013 Relay for Life committee: Ethel Morgan, chairperson; Amy McMinn, co-chairperson; Lauren Jeffreys, accounting chair; Gail Caldwell, luminaria chair; Viola Moore, sponsorship chair; Bonnie Dimock, survivor chair; Rubye Carr and Missy Burney, team recruitment; Bobby Murphree, activities and entertainment chair; and Tommy Edwards, logistics chair.
We encourage you to be a part of this wonderful event by forming a team, being a sponsor, or making a donation to any of the committee members. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Mechanics Bank Commun-ity Room.
For more information on how to get involved, contact Ethel Morgan at 473-1658 or Amy McMinn at 473-6320. If you are interested in forming a team contact Rubye Carr at 473-3509 or Missy Burney at 809-8094.
By Ethel Morgan