The Spring Station Relay For Life “Survivors Dinner” will take place April 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UAC Hall, 125 Steven P. Yokich Parkway, behind Food Lion.
The dinner is for all cancer survivors and their caregiver. “A cancer survivor is anyone who has had to fight the fight, if even for a day,” said organizer Carrie Stafford. “The dinner is a celebration, a dinner to honor them and encourage them and share continued hopes and dreams with them.”
The dinner is for all ages, she said. O’Charley’s will provide the dinner, which is being sponsored by Comfort Keepers. To RSVP, contact Stafford at carriestaffod@comfortkeepers.
The 2013 Spring Station Relay For Life is set for May 17 at Summit High School. Relay For Life is a 12-hour event which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday night and end the next day at 6 a.m.
The event is the “main volunteer-driven cancer fundraiser of the American Cancer Society,” it is their signature event, according to Spring Station event chair Traci Olive. “The primary objective of Relay is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, as well as spreading cancer awareness, celebrating the lives of survivors, remembering those who lost their lives to cancer and uniting our community in the fight against this disease.”
Olive said residents in Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station are encouraged to attend upcoming planning meetings and to create or join a team for the event.
The meetings will take place in the community room at the Kroger Marketplace in Thompson’s Station, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 14, April 11 and May 9.
“We will have additional information at our meetings in hopes that (residents) will help us in our quest to make this event a fun-filled family and community experience,” she said. “I would greatly appreciate (the resident’s) consideration in supporting the celebration and cause – whether it be forming a team, joining a committee, becoming a sponsor, volunteering, or by sharing your talents on stage the night of Relay.
“As a survivor or a caregiver, we will have details on our Survivor Dinner to share with (residents) as well. With (the resident’s) help, a successful 2013 Relay For Life event will help further the cause for a cure for a disease that we all have been touched by, either directly or indirectly.”
Olive at TraciOlive@live.com.
For cancer information 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, call (800) 227-2345.
For more information about the Relay For Life, visit www.americancancersociety.com/
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