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Relay for Life is back with multiple events on tap

Relay for Life is returning to Lamar and surrounding counties. This year’s Lamar County Area Relay will take place Saturday, Nov. 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Summer’s Field Park in Barnesville.

“The committee strategically chose the name as “Lamar County Area” instead of just Lamar County because it is the only Relay in this area — the closest Relay events are in McDonough, Columbus and Warner Robins. Teams, businesses, event entertainment, cancer support groups and survivors will be recruited from Butts, Spalding, Pike, Upson, Monroe and Lamar at our Relay,” said Kathryn Green.

Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for American Cancer Society – raising funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.

“The Lamar Area Relay committee is made up of volunteer members who have been closely touched by cancer,” said Green. “Some have lost family members and friends and others are cancer survivors themselves. Relay weekend is an important mission for our team. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000.”

For more information, call 678.572.7723.

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