Cancer survivors invited to Relay for Life Survivor Brunch

Staff Reports • May 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Before they inspire hope and support during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, local cancer survivors are invited to share a meal, fellowship and their experiences with one another at a special event in their honor Saturday.  

The Survivor Brunch, an annual tradition in Wilson County leading up to Relay For Life, will take place at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon with food provided by Michael’s Café.  

John Harris, father of Castle Heights Elementary School cancer survivor Bobby Harris, will serve as the guest speaker. Anyone who has battled cancer is invited to attend the event with a caretaker, and advanced registration is requested through Yolanda Roberts at 615-631-2403. First United Methodist Church is at 415 W. Main St. in Lebanon.

Cancer survivors will also be part of the community-wide celebration at Relay For Life, which includes a survivor lap near the beginning of the evening. Relay For Life will take place June 6 from 6 p.m. until midnight behind the Wilson Bank & Trust main office in Lebanon.

To participate in or support Relay for Life of Wilson County, register online at relayforlife.org/wilson or get more information by e-mailing relayforlifewilsonco@gmail.com

Since 1996, Relay For Life of Wilson County has raised about $1.6 million for the American Cancer Society. The ACS provides millions of dollars to help fund treatment-altering cancer research in Middle Tennessee each year, and also provides assistance programs for local cancer patients.

To learn more about ACS or to get help, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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