Cancer survivors, caregivers invited to Relay for Life reception

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Local cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to attend the annual Survivor and Caregiver Reception in Wadesboro on Sunday, April 23.

The Relay For Life of Anson is a community event where teams and individuals come together to honor, celebrate, and raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Money raised will help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.

“The Relay for Life of Anson County Survivor Social offers an important opportunity for cancer survivors to join with each other and celebrate the reality of cancer survivorship and that more people are living longer and better quality lives after cancer than ever before,” Anne Hyatt, a member of the event leadership team, said. “During the Survivor Social last year, I tried to make a personal connection and engage with the survivors and what I saw was hope in their faces; I heard it in their laughter and felt it in the tears of remembrance during the keynote speech.

“This event has a way of connecting our community by bringing awareness and to hopefully increase fundraising efforts,” she continued. “Survivors are an inspiration to keep on, to do more and to pledge to never stop fighting this disease. I consider it an honor and privilege to honor and celebrate the thousands of people who represent our future of a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.”

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, participants celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

The reception will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 23 in First Presbyterian Church in Wadesboro. Each survivor is invited to bring up to two guests to the event.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to be part of the Relay For Life Survivor Reception, RSVP to Amy Turner at 704-826-8407.

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