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The Grant County Relay For Life Committee is asking all Grant County churches to recognize and honor their cancer survivors in some way on Sunday, May 20 for Super Survivor Sunday.
“So many of the people involved with the relay are active in our churches so we thought this was the best way to reach out and ask that they be recognized,” said Alice Ingram, the Grant County RFL team recruitment coordinator.
The Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Grant County has held a relay for nearly 20 years. During this year’s relay, which is planned for 7 p.m. on June 1 at Grant County Park, cancer survivors will be honored with a free meal, door prizes and a luminaria ceremony. All local cancer survivors and their families are invited to attend.
Super Survivor Sunday began in 2011 with only a handful of churches participating, but the GC Relay committee hopes the numbers continue to grow.
“We believe that the relay, which is about raising money to fund cancer research and programs, and the message of churches go hand in hand,” said Ingram.
Ingram suggested the churches could do something as simple as ask the congregation’s cancer survivors to stand and be recognized or possibly given a purple ribbon or even a flower.
“The relay is all about the survivors,” said Ingram. “It’s their party so we thought this was another way to honor their struggle. We just want to raise awareness about fighting cancer and honor those who’ve lost their battle with cancer and those that battle it every day.”
Grant County’s Relay For Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1 at Grant County Park.
For more information, call 859-824-3343.