The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers and teams for the second annual Relay For Life of Greater Belleair. Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones, and raise money for the fight against cancer. The dates of the Relay For Life Greater Belleair is April 20-21, 2007 at the Town of Belleair's East Soccer Field beginning with opening ceremonies at 6:00 PM.
"Relay For Life is a family-oriented community event held to heighten the awareness about the progress against cancer as much as it is a fundraiser," said Sharon Fleschute, event chair volunteer for the American Cancer Society. "Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know we can beat cancer by working together."
Teams of eight to 15 members gather and camp out at a Relay site with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches ... people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.
Volunteers are now needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, and lend their support in any way. Anyone from the Greater Belleair communities of Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Harbor Hills, Harbor Bluffs, Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Island Estates, Indian Rocks Beach or anyone else interested in being part of this community event is welcome to participate. If you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, or serve as a team captain, contact Team Development Chair, Denine Barham at 451-4444 email@example.com or Event Chair, Sharon Fleschute, at 517-1222 firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit www.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
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