The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life is an annual event in over 4,000 communities worldwide, to include Henderson and Transylvania counties. More than 2 million people worldwide take part in this overnight event. In addition to honoring cancer survivors and remembering those who have succumbed to cancer, Relay for Life raises much-needed funds for American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy, and patient services.

Since 2003, Etowah United Methodist church has fielded a team for the Henderson County Relay for Life in June. There are a number of opportunities for you to take part in this important outreach ministry of our church.

Member of the Relay for life team, seek out and collect donations during April and May to support the ACS fight against cancer. On the night of the Annual event, members alternate walking, jogging and/or running laps throughout the evening. At the relay event members also have an opportunity to celebrate with hundreds of volunteers from the area.  As a team, we welcome visitors to the Etowah UMC tent, enjoy the entertainment and refreshments, and take part in raffles/games/dancing etc.

As a cancer survivor, you hold a special place in our hearts and in the Relay for Life Celebration. You are invited to be our guest at the survivor’s dinner, take part in the survivor victory lap that opens the relay event, and may also choose to become a team member.

Both team members and survivors receive commemorative t-shirts.  Watch for further announcements at church in the months of February and March.  The point of contact for Relay for Life is Dick Ranges.

More information on ACS Relay for Life.

Relay for Life Celebration: 2013

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