Why Relay?

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Staff Writer

With about five weeks to go until the 2017 Howard and Glasscock Counties Relay For Life, Manny Negron, community manager for the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, wants to make sure everyone knows about the event and, just as important, why Relay is important.
This year’s Relay will once again take place at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum at Howard College, he said.
“It will be from 6 p.m. to midnight on May 19, Friday night,” he said. “Our survivor’s celebration, our survivor meal, will start about 5:30 p.m. Survivor invitations will be going out next week, so we should be getting those out. If you’ve been a registered survivor, you’ll get that mailer. If you’re not a registered survivor, we want to encourage people to get online or call the 800 number to register for Relay, then for next year, they’ll get on that mailing list and we’ll make sure they get an invitation.”
Cancer patients or survivors can call the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 to register for Relay, Negron said. Those interested can also register or get more information about Relay at www.relayforlife.org.
Negron said the three big reasons for Relay are to help fund cancer research, to help provide cancer and health awareness and education, and to provide services for cancer patients.