Relay For Life 30 Years Strong May 17th

Relay Hilo GroupDid you know that Dr. Gordy Klatt walked 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, WA 30 years ago on May 17th 1985 to raise funds for cancer awareness and from that day started the worldwide movement we now know as Relay For Life? The High Plains Division will be celebrating the American Cancer Society Relay For Life 30th birthday on May 17, 2015. We ask that you join us in this celebration by taking one or more of the following actions:

* Light a luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend and place it in a visible spot near your home (i.e. front porch, window, line your driveway).

* Change your Facebook profile to a luminaria to honor Dr. Gordy Klatt or others who have been touched by cancer.

Relay for Life* Visit or your local Relay For Life event website to purchase a luminaria in honor or in memory of a loved one who fought back against this disease. It is because of you and your efforts through Relay For Life which allow us to do the most to help people with cancer today. The American Cancer Society helps nearly 1 million people touched by cancer each year get the help they need when and where they need it. Our cancer information specialists answer questions, provide information, and refer people to community resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via phone (1.800.227.2345), email, and live online chats on We look forward to joining together on May 17th to celebrate Relay For Life – 30 years strong!

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