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Relay For Life of Chambersburg seeks volunteers

August 15, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers and teams for the 10th annual Relay For Life of Chambersburg. Organizers are holding a meeting at 6pm on October 13 at Norlo Park to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life in saving lives from cancer.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money to fight back against cancer. To date, the Relay For Life of Chambersburg has raised over $415,000 since first beginning in 2003.

"Relay For Life is an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as much as it is a fundraiser," said Jennifer Kessel, Income Development Representative for the American Cancer Society.  "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 this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer."

Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches ... people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating 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 RSVP for the informational meeting on October 13, volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, or serve as a team captain, contact Jennifer Kessel at 717-264-6266, jennifer.kessel@cancer.org, or visit www.RelayForLife.org.

For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.ACS.2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit www.cancer.org.

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