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A sleepover for a cause

The American Cancer Society is seeking teams for the Relay For Life of Washington County.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature, overnight fundraising activity. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches… people from all walks of life. Teams seek donations prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Teams are encouraged to sign up early for the 8th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Washington County to take place June 11-12 at the Lion’s Club in Potosi.

“By organizing early, teams have more time to raise money for the American Cancer Society,” said Scott Myers, Community Manager for Washington County at the American Cancer Society.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

“The event raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease,” said Myers. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting community event, as a volunteer or as a participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer.”

For more information on the Relay For Life of Washington County or to register a team, contact Scott Myers at 314-286-8156 or e-mail him at

To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s research, prevention, advocacy, patient services, and early detection programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and to end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, they fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. They save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. To learn more or to get help, call any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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