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Jefferson County Relay for Life slated June 26

By Staff | Jun 12, 2009

On Friday, June 26, Jefferson County Relay For Life will begin at 5:00pm at Jefferson High. The residents of Jefferson County will join forces to eliminate the human suffering that is caused by cancer.

It is a community event in every sense of the word. Relay For Life is not your typical fundraising walk: it’s a unique opportunity for all to make a serious difference in the fight against cancer, while having fun at the same time. It is a chance to remember those who sadly lost their battle to cancer and honor and celebrate the lives of cancer survivors.

The most moving part of the evening is the Luminaria Ceremony. During this emotional ceremony, participants light hundreds of candles. The candles illuminate the perimeter of the track, symbolizing respect for the survivors and reflecting on the lives of those who did not win the battle.

Everyone is welcome to participate in Relay For Life, but cancer survivors are our special guests. There is no registration fee for survivors (who are not on a team), but we ask that those who wish to participate in the Survivor Celebration Ceremony to pre-register beforehand.

Volunteers are urgently needed to continue the fight against cancer. We are seeking new teams and individuals to devote a little time to make a difference in the fight against cancer!

For more information on Relay For Life of Jefferson County Society please call (304) 725-5815 or visit www.relayforlife.org/jeffersonwv.

Together for a cure,

Daniel Hart

Jefferson County

Relay For Life Chair