ECSU joins American Cancer Society team

Dr. Huyla Coker
July 18, 2008

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 at 335-3869. 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.