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State Service Project

This year the State Service Project is The American Cancer Society. There are many ways to help through this Society and one of them is the Relay For Life. The Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.

· What Is Relay?

Teams come together to build community spirit, to honor loved ones and fight cancer – and have fun in the process.

· Relay Online

Depending on where you live, you may now be able to register and donate to Relay online.

· Why Relay?

Relay offers something for everyone, from the newly diagnosed, to caregivers and friends, to long-term survivors.

· How did a Relay begin?

More than 15 years ago, one man took it upon himself to raise money to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Today, it is the Society’s largest event.

Another way to help is the Daffodil Days. Most of the time this event is carried out outside Wal-Marts or in Churches. A group of people buy bundles of Daffodils and sell them to people with sayings tied to them about someone that has died in the fight against Cancer or has Survived.

Another way to help is making strides against Breast Cancer. This is a non-competitive walk to raise awareness and make Breast Cancer a thing of the past. Also to raise funds for Breast Cancer research, patient services, Education, and Advocacy.

For more information about the American Cancer Society you can visit www.Cancer.org. Also to find a Relay for life near you you can type in your zip code at this site and find out where you can participate.