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Jefferson County Relay For Life to be held this weekend

June 24, 2009

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The American Cancer Society of Jefferson County will hold its Relay For Life Friday and Saturday at Jefferson High School's Cougar Stadium.

A survivors lap and the luminaria ceremony will be held Friday.

On Friday, at 7 p.m., cancer survivors from the area are invited to walk the first lap of the relay to celebrate their victory over cancer. The walk will be held at Cougar Stadium. There is no cost to participate; however, cancer survivors should contact Susie Mechanick, survivor activity chair, at 304-876-3518 to register. Each cancer survivor will receive a free T-shirt.

The luminaria ceremony begins at 9:30 p.m. The ceremony recognizes those touched by cancer in Jefferson County.

Individuals or companies can make contributions in memory of those who have lost their fight with cancer and in honor of those who have survived. Each will be recognized by a lighted luminaria displayed at the event. Luminaria contributions can be made by contacting Dan and Linda Hart at 304-725-5815 or djhart1947@frontiernet.net, or by attending the event and making contributions before 8 p.m. Friday.

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