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Ready for Relay For Life

Dear Editor:

Relay For Life of Isle of Wight/Surry is Saturday, June 2, at Smithfield High School from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We hope that our community will join us in our annual celebration! Entertainment and activities are planned for all ages.

We are blessed to know that the communities of Isle of Wight and Surry have supported Relay For Life for 25 years — raising over $3,000,000 for the American Cancer Society patient programs/services, research and advocacy.

Have you noticed? The purple bows in the Towns of Smithfield, Surry and Windsor are to raise awareness of our Relay For Life.

Did you know? The American Cancer Society has funded more than 42 Nobel Prize winners. It is currently funding 14 grants in Virginia alone, totaling over $8 million (cancer.org.) The Cancer Action Network (CAN) works tirelessly to convince Congress to make federal funding for cancer a top budget priority (acscan.org.)

We have been fundraising since Sept. 1, and June 2 will be the CELEBRATION of these efforts. We ask our cancer survivors to join us at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. and proudly walk a lap; this is a powerful show of support for those still fighting their battle.

Luminaria Ceremony will be at 9 p.m.; we will light candles to honor those who have battled cancer and those we remember. Donations may be made at www.RelayForLife.org/IWSVA; a detailed schedule is also available on the website. Contact me at Pam78@aol.com or 810-5207 if you need more information. We look forward to seeing you at the track on June 2!

Pam Jordan

Volunteer