The American Cancer Societys annual Relay For Life in Mountain City is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 16th and 17th. The event will be held again this year at Ralph Stout Park starting on Friday evening and continuing through the night and into Saturday morning.
Local chairman Dan Lipford says, We are looking forward to the Relay. Its always an exciting event and a perfect way to support a cause that affects almost everyone in some way.
The popular The Dude Looks Like A Lady contest will return on Friday evening. Joe Herman, last years winner, will be defending his title. According to Lipford, there will be a surprise for everyone this year, but youll have to come out to find out what it is.
As always, teams from the area will offer various wares and food items as fund-raisers for the American Cancer Societys research efforts.
Its one of the many and most vital ways the American Cancer Society saves lives: by funding and conducting research to help us better understand, prevent, find, and treat cancer. As the nations largest private funder of cancer research, the society has long been at the forefront of the scientific battle against this disease, leading the way to a tomorrow with better treatments, new early detection tests, more cures
and more birthdays.
The American Cancer Society awards more than $110 million in research grants annually to help find cures for cancer. In Tennessee, 21 grants are currently being funded by the American Cancer Society, totaling $10.5 million.
This year alone, 33,070 people in Tennessee will be diagnosed with cancer, and 13,600 people will die from the disease.
The American Cancer Society funds and conducts groundbreaking research that helps scientists understand cancers causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new ways to cure it. Since it began funding research in 1946, the American Cancer Society has devoted nearly $3.5 billion to research and has played a role in many major cancer breakthroughs, including chemotherapy, Pap tests, and mammography.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Dan or Tina Lipford at 727-5025.