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Relay for Life kickoff is Monday

On Monday, December 5th, at 6:00PM the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Lamar County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Barnesville First Baptist Church, CFLC Building, for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for 2012. The rally will celebrate the success of the 2011 Relay For Life of Lamar County, which raised over $41,000, with awards and recognition. Then celebrate the start of the new 2012 Relay season with important new information, resources, and excitement! If you would like to join the Relay For Life of Lamar County as a volunteer committee member, sponsor, or team participant please attend this Kick-off Rally or call the American Cancer Society at 770-632-6934, or visit http://www.RelayForLife.org/lamarga. Getting involved with Relay For Life gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. 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 the disease. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life ‘“ all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back. The 2012 Relay For Life of Lamar County will be held on Friday, April 20-21, 2012 from 7:00PM to 7:00AM at the Barnesville-Lamar County Track on Gordon Drive. Please save the date; you are all invited to attend this life-changing experience to celebrate life.

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