The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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June 20, 2013

Greenbrier Co. Relay for Life Friday

— Relay for Life of Greenbrier County will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. at Modlin Field beside Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.  

This year’s event consist of 21 teams and more than 300 registered participants.  There will be numerous activities throughout the night with closing ceremonies being at 5 a.m. on Saturday.  

The Luminaria Service will be held at 9 p.m. with a small service and then the lighting of the bags purchased to honor and remember loved ones. Luminaria cans be purchased now and also the night of the event. Luminaria bags are a great way to honor someone fighting cancer, a cancer survivor, a caregiver for a cancer patient, or in memory of someone who was lost to cancer.

Donations can be made online at www.relayforlife.org/ greenbrierwv. You can make a donation to the event or to a team of your choice.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country each year to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has taken too much. More than 70 percent of the funds raised go to cancer research, patient support, prevention information/education, detection and treatment.

For additional information, contact Melissa Chambers, Chairperson at 304-646-0105 or Lynn Massie, Team Recruitment at 304-661-0814.

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