MOUNT VERNON — The local American Cancer Society of Knox County is looking for volunteers and teams for the annual Relay For Life of Knox County. They are hosting a committee meeting today at 6 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., followed by a team captains meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.
“Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease,” said Michele Coscia, event co-chairperson for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Knox County. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat.”
Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in Relay For Life, the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and churches ... people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorships prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.
Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way.
If you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee or serve as a team captain, contact Fred Burch at 740-263-1204. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.