When: Friday, June 5th
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Relay volunteers will have events on a live Facebook feed, at www.facebook.com/leecountyrelay/, including a silent auction, a trivia contest and a survivor slide show. Email a photo, name of survivor with type of cancer and years since diagnosis to email@example.com. Check out the Facebook page for more information.
Teams continue to raise money for Relay For Life of Lee County. To date, more than 40 teams have raised $61,000.
Every day, more people are diagnosed with cancer, and they are more vulnerable than ever, Fredrick said. “The needs of cancer patients continue, and so will the work of the American Cancer Society. We stand together even when we are apart.
“While this is a difficult time, we are looking forward to continuing the conversation with our volunteers virtually on new and creative ways to support families facing cancer.”
Changes to Lee County’s Relay mirror what is happening nationwide with similar events. “The safety of our patients, volunteers and staff always come first,” said Fredrick. “The American Cancer Society is serious about its response to COVID-19 and will make prudent decisions as the situation evolves.”
The American Cancer Society and ACS CAN are working to support current public health guidance and will continue to work to meet the needs of cancer patients around the country. Staff and volunteers remain available to provide information, support and guidance to patients and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the free help line, 1-800-227-2345, and website, cancer.org. Much of ACS’ research continues with little disruption.
Find out more online at www.relayforlife.org/leeal or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/leecountyrelay/. Or, contact event co-chairs Randy Causey (334/703-6621); Debra Causey (334/703-5188) or ACS Community Development Manager Kalyn Frederick (334/538-9508).