Kerry J. Kelly: ‘Survivors are the reason’
July 13, 2011
To the editor:
Survivors are the reason we participate in Relay for Life.
A survivor is anyone who has ever heard, "You have cancer."
We cordially invite all cancer survivors and caregivers in the community to attend the Relay For Life on Friday and Saturday in Craig. Check-in is at 4 p.m. Friday at Moffat County High School, at which time all survivors receive a special T-Shirt and gift for coming to the event.
Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer so they can celebrate another birthday. This year, more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions of dedicated Relay for Life participants.
Survivors and their caregivers are the guests of honor at Relay for Life. We open the event with the Survivors Lap, during which survivors and caregivers lead the way around the track while being honored and applauded by all participants.
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Being part of the Survivors Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they've overcome while inspiring and motivating their community to fight.
Survivors are proof that cancer can be defeated. After the Survivors Lap, survivors and caregivers are invited to join a special dinner reception in their honor.
Relay For Life is also a great way for people to meet with other survivors in their own community.
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP by Thursday. For more information, please call me at 824-4145 or 629-0190.
Kerry J. Kelly