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American Cancer Society To Host Moncks Corner Relay For Life Event

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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. On Friday, April 21st, local residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Moncks Corner at Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. The event starts at 5 p.m., with the Cancer Survivor lap and celebration beginning at 7 p.m.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

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Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Society has invested more than $4.3 billion in research since 1946, and have funded more than 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 institutions nationwide.

Survivors are proof that cancer can be defeated. A caregiver is anyone who provides support to an individual facing a cancer diagnosis. On Tuesday, April 17, Cancer Survivors and Caregivers are welcome to attend the annual dinner leading up to Relay For Life of Moncks Corner. There will be food, door prizes and great fellowship beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Berkeley Middle School Cafeteria/Auditorium.

In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Moncks Corner is also supported by many local businesses and organizations. This year’s presenting sponsors include: Santee Cooper- Cross Generating Station, C.R. Bard, and Roper Hospital Berkeley.

Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating or donating to the Relay For Life of Moncks Corner. Visit RelayForLife.org/MoncksCornerSC to learn more about the event, or contact community manager Jaclyn Ferraro at 843.744.1922 or [email protected]

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