Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer too has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day. These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society – a part of Sugar Land, Texas for many years – critically important.
Local volunteers are a huge part of a nationwide effort to save lives from cancer, but additional people are needed for the progress to continue. Plans are underway for the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser, Relay For Life. This year’s event will be held at Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land. The money raised at Relay enables the American Cancer Society to deliver on its mission of helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back against this disease.
This event provides funding needed to do cutting-edge research; educate students, health care professionals and the public on the prevention and early detection of cancer; advocate for public policies that further the fight against cancer; and provide services for patients and families in our community.
Now is the time for individuals, families, community groups, corporations and small businesses to form a team and participate in Relay For Life April 26- 27, 2013. Join us at this event to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost, fight back against this disease and help the American Cancer Society realize its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
To learn how to form a team contact Karen Humphries at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.relayforlife.org/sugarlandtx.