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Relay for Life Team Members, Volunteers Needed

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Relay For LifeGwinnett Relay For Life is seeking team members and volunteers for the 2014 event which will be held May 9-10 at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett Relay For Life is the largest Relay event in the world honoring cancer survivors and paying tribute to those who have lost the fight against cancer. Relay For Life is also an opportunity for the community to join forces and support the American Cancer Society”s mission to Finish the Fight by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

Individuals interested in serving as a team member or volunteer for the 2014 Relay season are encouraged to attend Team Captain University on Jan. 25 at North Gwinnett High School,# located at 20 Level Creek Road in Suwanee and learn more about what it means to Finish the Fight. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

For more information about Gwinnett Relay For Life and the many ways to become involved, visit www.relayforlife.org/gwinnettga or contact Rhonda Rice or Roxanne Tigue at the American Cancer Society at 770-814-0211 or via email at# rhonda.rice@cancer.org or roxanne.tigue@cancer.org.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with over 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 providing services for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research to better understand causes and prevention of cancer; 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. 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.# Over the 12 hours between 6PM and 6AM individuals and teams enjoy entertainment, activities, food, camp out, and may choose to participate by walking or running laps on the track at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds “relay”# style as a show of their support in the fight against cancer. Funds raised through the event will support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services in and 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.# Survivors may register at www.relayforlife.org/gwinnettga.## 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.