Letter to the Editor

'Relay' meeting

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dear Editor,

The American Cancer Society has been an active member of McCook for many years offering a number of patient and family services, cancer support groups, tobacco control programs, lifesaving educational tools and research. The Society continues its mission thanks to the help of generous volunteers and dedicated staff.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a community event in every sense of the word. It is a chance for the community to come together for one common cause. Being a part of Relay For Life means I'm a part of a national grassroots movement to fight cancer. Being a part of Relay For Life means I'm making life better for cancer survivors, patients, and their families.

But we are faced with a critical shortage of volunteer leaders. With the challenges of our economy and day-to-day demands, time has become a premium and many people are finding it more difficult to participate in community service. It is because of the volunteers who preceded us, however, that certain types of cancer are now highly treatable or even curable. With more help, we will continue to win the fight.

The American Cancer Society needs your help now. Plans are under way for the annual Relay For Life, hosted in McCook to support cutting-edge cancer research, help provide free transportation to hospitals, help prevent youth smoking, publish lifesaving literature and develop a new generation of weapons to fight cancer.

If you would like to join us in the fight please attend our Relay For Life Planning Committee Meeting which will be held Tuesday, March 30 at Community Hospital Meadowlark Room A & B. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.. This is a very important meeting that will help decide the future of Relay For Life in McCook and Southwest Nebraska.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society and how we help cancer patients in your area call 1-800-227-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit cancer.org.


Melissa Kruger

American Cancer Society

Relay for Life of McCook and South Nebraska

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