Cancer survivors exchange high-fives with supporters during the recent Auburn Relay for Life event at Memorial Stadium. COURTESY PHOTO

Community volunteers needed to help lead Auburn’s 2018 Relay For Life

  • Wed Jul 12th, 2017 10:54am
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When we hear the word cancer, we often think it applies to someone else, maybe a distant relative or a colleague at work

That is, until it hits close to home with family, friends or even yourself.

The American Cancer Society is looking for community leaders who want to take action, plan and execute next year’s Relay For Life in Auburn.

The relay fights for every life that’s threatened by cancer, in every community. It’s an opportunity to honor those who have passed and support those in their current challenges. It’s also a way to give back to your community.

In the past five years, $469,4545 has been raised by the Auburn community – money that helps patients in the region with transportation, lodging, patient navigation, products and information and support, said Natasha Daily, community development manager for the American Cancer Society and longtime Auburn resident.

“We encourage prevention with information, raise awareness by honoring those we’ve lost and celebrate the lives we save. By joining Relay For Life at the planning stage, you can have a huge impact on our community and lives impacted by cancer,” Daily said. “It’s a small time commitment for such a big rewards – saving lives.”

The American Cancer Society, Auburn, is a volunteer driven organization. The more people who join the mission and the more lives can be saved, Daily said.

For those who are interested in joining a leadership team to plan the 2018 Relay For Life, contact Daily at 206-674-4166.