Relay for Life will be held on June 15

Local participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Webster County at City Square in Fort Dodge (in front of library) to help beat our biggest rival — cancer. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. on June 15.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the only organization fighting cancer on every front. Funds raised from Relay For Life events allow the ACS to attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer — from developing breakthrough therapies and innovative research, to building supportive communities that come together to help those affected by cancer with access to treatment. The ACS provides empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness and develop game-changing approaches to address the cancer burden for all people.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, the Relay For Life movement of 3.5 million participants across the world unite at more than 4,500 events to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer. Since 1985, Relay For Life events in the U.S. have raised more than $6.3 billion.

Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Join or donate to the Relay For Life of Webster. Visit RelayForLife.org or contact Tina Coleman at tina.coleman@cancer.org or call (515) 341-3564.

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