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2014 Relay for Life of Clarke County kickoff set March 11

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 2:23 p.m. CDT

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Clarke County will host a kickoff event 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Osceola Senior Center, 114 S. Fillmore St., as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.

The kickoff will provide information on registering for the event, as well as fundraising ideas. Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the overnight event to be held on Friday, June 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at Clarke Community High School track.

The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life, mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against cancer.

This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 6,000 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.

For more information about the upcoming kickoff, contact Karen Irwin at 641-572-0100 or kirwinmin@aol.com or visit www.relayforlife.org/clarkecountyia or www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeClarkeCountyIA Sign up for Relay For Life of Clarke County today and help the community finish the fight against cancer.

About the American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

As the largest voluntary health organization, the society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates.

Nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year.

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

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