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Relay for Life still in need of donations

May 24, 2012
Dysart Reporter

The 2012 Relay for Life of Tama County is quickly approaching, with the event scheduled for June 15 at the South Tama High School track. Donations are still desperately needed to help with the fight against cancer, and you can make a difference! Please see the attached order form and information on how you can help save lives and have some great fun in the process!

WHAT A Luminaria Ceremony to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease will be held at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tama County on June 15. Hundreds of bags filled with lighted candles will be placed around South Tama High School's track to light the way for cancer survivors and Relay participants. The luminaria ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. The name of every person honored with a luminaria will be read aloud.

HOW Luminaria donations can be made for any amount with local volunteers: Karen Symonds - Dysart 319-476-7762, Linda Goos - Gladbrook 641-473-2776 , Ashley Bolen - Tama/Toledo 641-484-7304, or Luane Lorenzen Traer 319-231-0820. The form is also printed in this publication and luminaria can be purchased at the Relay For Life event.

WHEN and WHERE June 15, 2012, at the South Tama High School track, 1715 Harding St. in Tama beginning at 6 p.m.

WHO hundreds of local community members.

WHY The Relay For Life celebrates those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and empowers individuals to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life. Their goal is furthering the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay healthy, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.



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