FARMINGTON – Walkers, cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), community leaders, team captains and workers are all needed to make the American Cancer Society Relay for Life a reality in Franklin County.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness of the fight against cancer in Franklin County. Anyone wishing to volunteer is encouraged to attend.

Relay for Life is a fund-raiser that allows participants from all walks of life, including patients, caregivers, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, schools, churches and community volunteers, to join the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life is a team event where participants walk around a track relay style for 18 hours. Teams of cancer-fighting enthusiasts will gather at Mt. Blue High School at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 4, to show their support and dedication. Volunteers from Franklin County are needed to help make the event a success.

“Relay for Life is as much an awareness-raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fund-raiser,” said Jonne Gross, publicity chairwoman. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exiting event as a volunteer or participant have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit new teams, seek community support, underwrite, coordinate logistics and lend their support in any way possible.Those who would like to join the relay as a volunteer or team participant should call the American Cancer Society at 800-464-3102, press 3.

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