Register your American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team today

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Ascension gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting or by calling 1-800-227-2345. Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer,

families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event.

Relay For Life takes place from 3 p.m. on April 20, 2013 until 3 a.m. on April 21, 2013 at Lamar Dixon Expo Center

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

"Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer," said Casey Walker, Ascension volunteer Relay event chair. "Many participants

are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps brings hope that, together, we can eliminate cancer as a major health problem."

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is

available at or by calling (800) 227-2345.