Local Cancer Survivors Invited to Survivor Dinner

Local Cancer Survivors Invited to Survivor Dinner


More than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. For many residents of Washington County, that statistic became personal when she/he heard the words “you have cancer.”

All Washington County cancer survivors and those battling cancer are invited to attend the annual Relay For Life Cancer Survivor Dinner on Monday, May 8, at Cornerstone Hall in Salem. Registration is from 5:00-5:45. The dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. Each survivor may be accompanied by one guest. The evening will include the sponsored meal, a talk by a cancer survivor, entertainment and door prizes.

To RSVP for the dinner, contact De Davis, Kristy Kelly (kbrooks_02@hotmail.com) or Pam Hawes (812-620- 1559), preferably by May 1 st .

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014, there were nearly 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US. Thousands of cancer survivors participate in American Cancer Society RelayFor Life events each year. They, and their caregivers, take the first lap of every event as community members cheer them on and celebrate the progress that has been made against cancer.

Everyone is urged to attend the 2017 Washington County Relay for Life on June 9-10 at the Salem High School Football Field. All survivors and their caregivers are urged to participate in the opening lap at 6:00 p.m.

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 and take turns walking or running around the track. Teams raise funds 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 2015.

Visit relayforlife.org or http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS?pg=entry&fr_id=81270 to learnmore about the event