June 6, 2013
2013 Relay for Life to Help Celebrate Cancer Society's 100th Birthday
When the fight against cancer was started, the disease was spoken about only in whispers. A diagnosis was often kept secret, even from family. A cure seemed all but impossible.
But 100 years ago, the American Cancer Society began leading the way in transforming cancer from deadly to treatable - then from treatable to preventable.
Along the way, the world has learned that cancer hates noise, commotion, and action. So we've spent the last century getting loud - demanding funding for groundbreaking research, fighting for quality health care for everyone, helping people with cancer in communities everywhere, and making sure people understand what they can do to prevent cancer. And now, for our 100th Birthday, we need you to help us make noise.
On the 7th and 8th of June the Relay For Life of Scotland County will hold its relay event from 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on the City of Memphis square. This is a time to gather and celebrate survivors, remember lost loved ones, and fight back against cancer in all of its forms. It is also a time of awareness, learning, and understanding. The more about cancer that can be discovered, the less impact it has. The less impact it has, the more birthdays that can be celebrated and that is certainly something to make noise about.