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Relay for Life News

by Lisa Sanders

The American Cancer Society South Atlantic Division of Relay For Life held their annual Summit on October 17-18 in Atlanta.  In attendance were 550  American Cancer Society Volunteers and Staff Members representing Relay Events from the state of Georgia.  160 plus events have been held throughout the state over the past year.  Volunteers and staff members celebrated the great work Georgia is doing in the fight to find a cure for cancer.

Some exciting news from the summit about Glynn County’s Relay For Life and the State of Georgia:   Glynn County’s Relay For Life rates #3 in the nation for money raised in our population category (65,000 – 74,999).  During the past 14 years of Relay in Glynn County the  event has been ranked within the top ten for money raised.  Another proud achievement is having 8 teams to raise $10,000+ in the event. (Other events had 1 or 2 teams to achieve that level).   This year Georgia has raised more than $22,000,000.  Each day in our country 90,000 lives are being saved.  We are making a notable difference in this fight.  The 2009 Glynn County Relay For Life Event will be held April 24-25 at the Brunswick Exchange Club Fairgrounds.  I encourage you to visit www.relay.org and www.cancer.org to learn how to become more involved with the fight against cancer.  Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

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Frightfully Fun Monster Movie Day!

by Lisa Marriott Anderson

The American Cancer Society’s Victory Board would like to invite you to an afternoon of fun at the movies, sponsored by Georgia Theatre CompanyFrightfully Fun Monster Movie Day, Tuesday, October 28th features your choice of movie:

Monster House rated PG
Or
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit rated G

Admission is $5. per person and check-in begins at 3:15 pm, movies begin at 4:00 pm.  Tickets may be purchased in advance through the American Cancer Society.  Please call 912.265.7117 to get your tickets today!  Seating is limited.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.