Team registration open now for Relay For Life of Wilson County

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Relay For Life of Wilson County is an opportunity to help the American Cancer Society save lives, and anyone and everyone who wants to make a difference in the fight against cancer is invited to register a team or join one.

Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, churches and civic organizations can all be part of Relay For Life of Wilson County, which takes place June 6, from 6 p.m. until midnight. The event will be held at the track behind Wilson Bank & Trust at 623 W. Main St. in Lebanon.

Teams may be registered by visiting relayforlife.org/wilsontn or by calling 615-470-1304

Relay teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but also hold creative fundraisers during Relay. The goals at Relay For Life event are to celebrate survivors, remember those who lost battles with cancer and fight back against the disease, as individuals and teams walk laps throughout the evening.

“Cancer has touched just about everyone in some way, and Relay is a great chance to take action and create more awareness about the progress that’s being made,” said Tina Winfree, Wilson County’s volunteer Relay For Life event chair. “The involvement of so many neighbors who have faced cancer themselves, and others who have helped someone else through their battle, brings the hope that we can eliminate cancer someday soon.”

To follow local Relay happenings and get more information about the event and fundraising efforts, follow ‘Relay for LIFE (Wilson County)’ on Facebook.  Local Relay volunteer representatives may also be contacted at relayforlifewilsonco@gmail.com.

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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