Does someone close to you have cancer? Or maybe you know a friend of a friend? Cancer never affects just the person who has it; it affects everyone that is close to them. That's why the American Cancer Society is holding the Relay for Life on August 3. It begins at 6 p.m. and it's free. The relay is held so that anyone who is diagnosed with cancer knows they're not alone. More importantly, the event is held so no one will ever be diagnosed with cancer again through the raising of funds associated with the event.
The team from the 75th Medical Group is called "Combat Medics Against Cancer" and the Relay for Life needs more teams. You don't have to be on a team to come out to the relay though; it's an event for all ages. Every team has a booth so come on out and see what the teams are about.
All money raised goes towards programs offered to cancer patients and their families as well as to find a cure. Volunteers are needed for committees. If you're interested, please contact Kathy Avery at 801-499-3843.
If you want to join Combat Medics Against Cancer, or form your own team, please go to www.northdavisrelay.org or contact Staff Sgt. Amanda Rood at 801-777-6422 or Senior Airman Anna Broadbent at 801-777-5424.
The American Cancer Society's North Davis Relay for Life event will be held on Aug. 3-4 at the Angel Street Soccer Complex located at 150 S. Angel St. in Kaysville.