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Get your team registered for RFL!

March 23, 2011

If you haven’t gotten your team registered for this year’s Relay for Life, now is the time to do so!
The event is just around the corner. Those wishing to register their teams can do so online at www.relayforlife.org/hutchinsoncotx.
“This ‘celebration of life’ brings the Hutchinson County communities together in a unified effort to fight cancer,” Judy Allen, RFL media chair, said.
Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this event. RFL takes place from 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, through 7 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at Huber Park in Borger.
The American Cancer Society RFL is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to help eliminate cancer.
“Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment,” Allen said.
The event helps communities celebrate those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals, and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts.
“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” Kathie Harber, event co-chair, said. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has not only been reducing death rates, but also in the quality of life following cancer treatment.”
Cathy Phillips, who is the other co-chair for this year’s Hutchinson County RFL, said the funds raised enable them to continue their investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services.
“Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors across Hutchinson County, the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs,” she said.
Information on how to form a team or join a team is available by contact 2011 Teams Chair Denise Webb by email at neecee35@hotmail.com or by phone at 336-6475.

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