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Gwinnett Relay For Life Seeks Event Volunteers

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Relay For LifeGwinnett Relay For Life is now seeking volunteers for the May 10-11 event, including survivors for a special survivor”s reception during event kick-off at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville.

This 20th Anniversary is a prime opportunity for everyone to become involved in the renowned event, which honors cancer survivors and pays tribute to those who have lost the fight against cancer. It”s also an opportunity for individuals to come together and support the American Cancer Society”s mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, and by finding cures.

Individuals interested in serving as an event volunteer during the week of Relay or the morning after the event are encouraged to sign up online at www.gwinnettrelayforlife.org. Just click the orange I want to Volunteer button. Volunteering is fun and a terrific way to meet other community members who share your passion for defeating cancer.

Gwinnett Relay For Life also seeks cancer survivors to participate in a very special survivor”s reception on May 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville. Registration is available at www.gwinnettrelayforlife.org. Click on the Sign Up button and then the Walk the Survivors” Lap link. Survivors may bring one caregiver to accompany them at the event.

For more information about survivor activities or to learn more about building or joining a Gwinnett Relay For Life team, visit www.gwinnettrelayforlife.org or contact Kelly Flowers at the American Cancer Society at 770-814-0123 (Press 3) or Kelly.Flowers@cancer.org

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, they fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. They save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation”s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, they turn what they know about cancer into what they do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

About Relay For Life
Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, and walk or run laps on the track at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds “relay”# style to fight cancer. Funds raised through the event will support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services in around Gwinnett County. Cancer survivors are invited to celebrate their triumph over cancer by participating in an inspirational “Survivors” Lap”# to open Relay For Life; whether currently in treatment or recovered, survivors take pride in joining together for the first lap around the track. Their strength, courage and determination help the community see that it is possible to defeat cancer and that progress is being made in the fight against the disease.