The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Washington County will hold a free kickoff for the annual event on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:00pm at St. Vincent Salem Hospital, 911 N Shelby St.

Last year, 300 people participated in the Relay For Life of Washington County and raised over $80,000.

“This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the fight,” said Stacey Gilbert. “Together, our efforts can make a big difference.”

Everyone is invited to the kickoff to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.

The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and will honor cancer survivors and caregivers.  Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life event, which will be held on June 8th at Salem High School.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2017. 

Visit or to learn more about the event, or contact Kathy Miller or Stacey Gilbert at 812-893-0708, 812-620-6029 or [email protected] [email protected].