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									               American Cancer Society
             Relay For Life of Spartanburg
                  May 20th & 21st, 2011

Words can never adequately describe Relay For Life in Spartanburg County You just have to
experience it. It’s a combination of sights, sounds, and activities and an outpouring of emotions —
hope, unity, perseverance, and triumph for so many cancer survivors. It is the tender memories of
those we have lost to cancer.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for
research, advocacy, education and patient services programs of the American Cancer Society.
During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or
running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who
face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.

Sign up today to become a part of the Relay phenomenon. It’s a life-altering experience... emotionally
compelling and camaraderie at its best. Whatever Relay means to you, every person involved helps
bring us one step closer to eliminating cancer.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It unites millions of people in
thousands of communities nationwide each year to raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives,
and diminish suffering from the disease. Every dollar you raise makes a difference to people whose
lives are touched by cancer.

Relay started with one man’s vision, and now is the largest nonprofit fundraising event in the world.
That’s the power of purple – the power of people like you, because every life counts.

It brings men, women & children together for an overnight gathering of celebration and
remembrance. It raises funds for the fight against cancer, a disease that will affect one in three
Americans in their lifetime, and will result in more than one million new diagnoses this year. What is
it? Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, and it is happening soon in your

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is one important way to make a difference in the fight
against cancer. This year, three million Relay For Life participants in 4,200 local communities across
the country will raise millions of dollars to fuel the American Cancer Society’s mission. As the
nationwide, community-based volunteer health organization, the American Cancer Society is
dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and
diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services.
               American Cancer Society
             Relay For Life of Spartanburg
                  May 20th & 21st, 2011

       Finding A Cure – To date, the American Cancer Society has spent more than 3.3 billion on
        research. That research has led to advances such as the Pap test, the bone marrow
        transplant, and drugs such as Tamoxifen and Gleevec, which have positively affected and
        even saved the lives of many people with cancer.

       Calling For Change - American Cancer Society volunteer advocates work tirelessly with
        elected officials to make cancer issues a priority. Their work has helped expand Medicare
        benefits for cancer screenings and get clinical trial coverage legislation passed in 16 states.

       Lending Support – For those who have been diagnosed with cancer, knowing the facts and
        having the resources to get through treatments is essential. The American Cancer Society is
        available to help anytime, day or night. Last year more than 1.3 million people got help by
        phone, and 475,000 people used the American Cancer Society’s Web site www.cancer.org,
        each month.

All of this is made possible because of activities like Relay For Life. Are you ready to get involved?
It’s easy! You can put together a team, or join an existing team.

Your participation in Relay For Life means you are a vital part of the American Cancer Society’s
efforts to eliminate cancer. Together, we are taking this day and this night to make a statement
about our commitment to creating hope for a cancer-free world.

For more information about forming a team for the 2011 Spartanburg County Relay For Life, please
contact the following:

        Lisa Littleton – 2011 Chair – 909-5772 or littlelr@spart6.org
        Kym Cole – ACS Staff (238-6618) – kym.cole@cancer.org

To register your team on-line, visit our website www.relayforlife.org/spartanburg

We will be happy to come to your school, business or church to do a presentation about the
American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at your convenience.

Upcoming Events:
Team Captain Meetings will be held at Arcadia Elementary – the dates are listed below
November 8th, 2010 – Monday 6:00pm
February 5th, 2011 – Saturday 9:00am
March 8th, 2011 – Tuesday 6:00pm
April 9th, 2011 – Saturday 9:00am
May 3rd, 2011 – Tuesday 6:00pm
May 20th – Relay For Life of Spartanburg – held at Dorman High School

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