Relay for Life of Williamson Co. hosting kick-off event Jan. 17 | Events
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Williamson County will hold its annual Kick-off event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 at 17th Street Bar and Grill in Marion.
Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are encouraged to attend.
The Kick-off event offers information about the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives faster by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back. Refreshments will be served, and guests will have the opportunity to win prizes and learn more about the exciting activities planned for this year’s Relay For Life. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. The program portion of the Kick-off will begin at 6:30 pm.
Relay For Life is an overnight event where teams of local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and families build awareness and raise funds - prior to and at the event - to fight cancer. While the main objective of Relay For Life is to raise money for cancer research and services for cancer patients, the event helps spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer and unite a community in the fight against cancer.
This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Williamson County will be held Friday, June 21 to Saturday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Marion Junior High School. Volunteers are needed to organize and mentor teams, secure community support, assist with mission and advocacy awareness, obtain refreshments and prizes, assist with children’s activities and general event planning for this exciting and energizing event.
For more information on the Relay For Life Kick-off celebration, contact the American Cancer Society at 618-998-9898 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/WilliamsonIL. Teams may register online anytime.
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