It is known as the disease that touches everyone. Even if you have never been diagnosed with cancer, chances are you have a close relative, friend or neighbor who has.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more and more progress is being made in the fight against cancer – and that means more and more people are surviving cancer than ever before. If you have faced cancer first hand, you are one of more than 10 million cancer survivors who help symbolize the success made so far in the fight against this disease.
With 16 days until the North Bryan Relay For Life (RFL) event, participants are gearing up to honor local cancer survivors.
On Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. the RFL committee will host a dinner honoring cancer survivors. The Survivors’ Dinner will be held in the social hall at First Baptist Church in downtown Pembroke.
All local survivors are invited to attend. Interested community members must pre-register so that organizers can have a proper head count. If you, a family member or a friend are interested in taking part in this meaningful night of fellowship please contact First Baptist Church RFL team member and Survivor Chair, Mary Warnell at 653-2244 or you may email ACS staff member Kylene Hartsfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Survivors’ Dinner is just the beginning of the special treatment for those who have conquered cancer or are still battling it.
At RFL events, survivors have a special place -- they are honored in the opening lap of the Relay and are also paid tribute to with lighted luminaria that shine to represent the hope for a future where cancer no longer threatens the lives of our friends and family. But honoring survivors doesn’t begin and end at Relay: the American Cancer Society recognizes that patients and their loved ones need help not only with diagnosis and treatment, but also with life beyond cancer.
That’s why the programs and services offered by the American Cancer Society are designed to offer help and hope no matter where you are in your cancer journey. You can receive more information about programs the ACS offers for cancer survivors by calling their 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-ACS-2345. or visiting their website at www.cancer.org. These services and programs are made possible by the donations from communities across the nation at events like Relay For Life.
The North Bryan RFL is scheduled for April 4, at 7 p.m. at Hendrix Park Black Creek. Also on March 28, the First Bank of Coastal Georgia RFL team will be hosting a bake sale at their Pembroke Branch, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. First Bank of Coastal Georgia is also selling luminarias for the event.