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Relay for Life continues to make impact
by Joseph Miller
Sep 14, 2013 | 189 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Alcorn County’s Relay for Life organization has helped make an impact on the American Cancer Society’s quest to raise funds for cancer.

The American Cancer Society continues to make progress towards helping the world become cancer free. Without communities like Corinth and others all across the globe, this progression wouldn’t be possible. With the dedication of staff and volunteers, along with the continued efforts of fundraising, the fight against this disease marches on.

Relay for Life for Alcorn County will have their first 2014 Planning Kickoff Meeting Tuesday, Sept 17 at Tate Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Kristin Chittom, the Community Representative for the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society, Inc., said that all participants that want to form teams, or serve, need to plan to attend the 2014 planning committee.

“This is a time to encourage fall fundraising plans,” Chittom said. "We need to share Breast Cancer and Christmas shirt ideas to sell as well as go over other plans. Also, we will provide food at the planning event so we want to encourage everyone to come.”

Chittom also reports that the Relay for Life is really growing in Alcorn County and many lives are being saved everyday through the efforts of volunteers.

“We encourage all survivors and caregivers to take part in this life changing effort in the fight against cancer,” Chittom added.

"With your help, the organization isn’t just fighting one type of cancer, they are fighting for every birthday that is threatened by every type of cancer in every community".

Each person who shares in these Relay For Life experience should take pride in knowing that they are working to create a better world, one community at at time.

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