This is why we Relay

Published 8:48 am Tuesday, April 17, 2012

This Friday, April 20, will again be the celebration of one of the most important fundraisers of the year. The annual Decatur County Relay For Life will start at that time at the Bainbridge Middle School track, with opening ceremonies slated for 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the cancer survivors’ lap will take place, and for the next 11.5 hours more than 463 people will take turns walking laps in observance of the battle to defeat cancer.
For those who have never been to a Relay For Life event, it is truly an inspiring sight to behold. The American Cancer Society is quick to point out that nearly every person’s life is touched by cancer, and that’s true. Just about all of us either know someone who is a survivor of cancer, or has died from this devastating disease — whether it’s a friend, family member or loved one.
This year’s theme is “The Color of Cancer,” and the focus shows that cancer comes in far more many forms than just breast cancer or prostate cancer. There are dozens of different colored ribbons, each of which represents a different type of cancer, once again symbolically demonstrating just how far-reaching this disease’s scourge is.
If you can’t make it out to attend this year’s Relay For Life, consider making a donation to one of the 30 teams that are participating locally. Together, we can all do our part to join in the fight against this evil disease.

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