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2010 Relay for Life campaign in Wilson Co. begins with Feb 25 kickoff event

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For a growing number of fundraising teams, volunteers, supporters, honorees and survivors in Wilson County, an upcoming event marks the beginning of a season of hope and an annual campaign against cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay for Life campaign in Wilson County starts with a kickoff celebration on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Lochinvar Corp., located at 300 Maddox-Simpson Pkwy. in Lebanon. Anyone interested in starting or joining a Relay for Life team is encouraged to attend, and the public is invited to come and learn about this year’s campaign theme, county fundraising goals, and efforts that are being planned to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

The overnight Relay for Life event in Wilson County will begin Friday, June 25, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Castle Heights track behind the Main Office of Wilson Bank & Trust on West Main Street in Lebanon.

For more information about participating in Relay for Life in Wilson County, or to learn more about the kickoff event, contact Maliea Oakley at 470-1304 or Vicki Gordon at 444-6548.

Relay for Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay for Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back. For more information about Relay for Life, visit RelayForLife.org.

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