Marshall County Earns Relay For Life Recognition
(Filed March 26, 2013) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marshall County recently earned an honor from the American Cancer Society in Kentucky and the Mid-South area of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana for its efforts with Relay For Life.
Marshall County earned a 10th place ranking in the nation and 13th in Kentucky in per capita money raised for communities with a population of 30,000-34,999. Marshall County raised $5.00 per person.
The Relay For Life of Marshall County raised a net income of $151,279 to help the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives and celebrating more birthdays by helping people stay well through cancer prevention and early detection education and by providing wellness resources; by helping people get well through support programs and services to assist cancer patients; by finding cures through research to better detect, treat and prevent cancers; and by fighting back against this disease through advocacy efforts and by rallying communities like Marshall County together.
“We are very proud of our volunteers in Marshall County,” said Susan Hurt, Community Representative for the American Cancer Society. “Everyone worked extremely hard to make this Relay For Life event successful, and these high national rankings are proof that their work paid off.”
“The funds raised through our Relay For Life events enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services,” added Hurt. “Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and donors, the money raised by Relay For Life participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving research and programs.”
The next Relay For Life of Marshall County is set for June 14-15, 2013 at Marshall County H.S. Football Field. Teams are currently forming. To learn more about building a team for Relay For Life, call 270-527-2652 or 270-703-0075. For additional information on the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org