Cancer Society seeks Relay for Life sponsors

The American Cancer Society urges local companies to take up the fight against cancer in their communities by becoming sponsors of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Cole County.

Cancer touches the lives of everyone, and involvement in this event is a great way to demonstrate that a company cares, officials with the American Cancer Society say. Sponsorships can be tailored to a company’s ability to give.

Thousands of people will participate this year in 5,200 Relay For Life events across the country. Relay for Life is a fun-filled, overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones lost, and raise money to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer as a major health threat.

Relay for Life is also a fundraiser. Each team member is asked to raise money before the event. Teams solicit donations, have garage sales, host car washes and more. Sponsors can contribute to the fundraising efforts either by donating cash, services or supplies needed for the event.

If you would like to become a corporate sponsor or find out how to build a team for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cole County, call (573) 635-4839 or visit RelayforLife.org. For more information about cancer, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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