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Fulton County Relay For Life ready to walk for a cure on June 10

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Fulton County Relay For Life invites everyone to attend the 11th Annual Relay this Friday, June 10 at the Salem Greyhounds ball field.

"Come help us "CELEBRATE" our survivors, who will start us off with the first lap at 6 p.m.

Area cancer survivors are invited to attend the Survivor dinner, to be held before the Relay begins, at 4:15 p.m., at the Salem Church of Christ.

The Salem VFW Post Honor Guard will do a Relay lap to get us started, as Miss Stephanie Dillinger sings the National Anthem, as we honor all those who give us the freedom to do all we do.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the fun, food and entertainment, and stay for the luminaria service at 9 p.m., as we remember those we love.

Stick around and enjoy music, games and fun until 6 a.m., as we contintue to fight back against the disease that takes too many, because cancer never sleeps.

Relay proceeds are used for cancer research, to fund cancer prevention and detection programs and to assist cancer patients and their families.

At the Relay, local teams who have been raising money all year, set up camps and will deocrate them to reflect this year's theme, "Toon Out Cancer."

The camps are where members gather as they take turns walking laps to honor cancer victims and survivors.

Long time Fulton County Relay Chairwoman Linda Gregg says 13 teams and about 250 participants will help make this year's Relay a success.

"Fulton County has been dedicated and reliable, despite these hard economic times," said Gregg. "We raised about $30,000 last year and we expect to match or exceed that figure this year, as the community pulls together for a good cause."

When the Relay officially ends at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, there will be a huge feeling of accomplishment among the many team members.

Then, it will be time to start thinking about next year's Relay For Life.

Major sponsors for this year's Relay are North Arkansas Electric, Salem 1st Care, Short Title Company, Allsteel, Beta Sigma Phi Omicron, Centurylink, Fred's Fish House and Southfork River Therapy and Living Center.

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