The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer (ACS-CAC) is currently searching
for volunteers to join the 2009 Elizabeth City State University CAC Chapter. This
new chapter will focus on bringing cancer awareness and Relay For Life to the staff
and students of ECSU.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship
and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. Teams
of students, staff and alumni will join together each year to raise funds for the
American Cancer Society and make a difference in the community and on campus. In
honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns
walking the track throughout the day and night. For those not walking, there is around
the clock action to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to touching
ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For
Life. Every unique Relay For Life is truly a campus event, where new friends are
made, old friends are hugged and hearts are touched by the magic that is Relay. It
is an event like no other.
At every Relay For Life event, we celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer
through our Survivor's Lap and survivor recognition. The strength of survivors inspires
others to continue the fight. We also remember loved ones lost to the disease with
our Luminaria Ceremony. At Relay, people who have walked alongside those battling
cancer can grieve and find healing. Finally, we fight back against cancer because
everyone has been touched by cancer and we want to put an end to the disease. Relay
helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.
The ECSU CAC Chapter needs volunteers to serve on the planning committee, to be team
captains and form new teams, and coordinate the logistics of the event. For more
information, please visit www.relayforlife.org or call Jennifer Robertson, CAC Advisor
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization
dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving
lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy,
and service. For information about cancer, call 1.800.ACS.2345 24 hours a day, 7
days a week or log onto www.cancer.org.
This press release appears courtesy of the American Cancer Society.