Families and Friends of Scott County, IA Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer Print
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:09

Davenport, IA – Walkers will go around the track in the battle against cancer when the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Scott County gets underway with teams of residents gathering at the Davenport River Center on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

During Relay For Life events individuals and teams “camp” out with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the day. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

Last year our two Walmart teams, lead by team captain's Tony Flemming and Terri Benner, raised approximately $16,000. The stores are located on Elmore Avenue and West Kimberly Road in Davenport.

Please consider being a sponsor of this great event; we have sponsorships for every budget. Call Sara at 563-785-4554 for more information. And, consider forming a team to raise money and participate. Register your team today by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/scottcountyia or by calling Allie at 319-430-9648.

“Relay For Life is great opportunity for everyone who has been touched by cancer to come together and Celebrate Survivors, Remember those we have lost, and Fight Back together to end this terrible disease,” says event chair, Allie Lamb. “I encourage all Scott County residents to get involved, from forming a team and spending the day enjoying activities and entertainment to just  stopping by for a few minutes to see what it's all about. The event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend.”

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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