Matton’s annual Relay for Life rally
by Brice Simmons/Campus & Features Editor
The majority of individuals have been affected by cancer in some form or another, whether an individual has this disease, or a friend/family member did have.
There are many organizations out there that help raise awareness of this disease, some raise money to support research in finding a cure for cancer, and others still help support the victims of this disease. Relay for Life is one of these organizations.
Relay for Life holds many events throughout the year to raise money and awareness of cancer. While they do not put much of the money earned back into cancer research, they do use it to put on rallies and raise awareness for the cause.
On Relay for Life’s home page it explains what they are; stating, “What Is Relay For Life? Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.”
There will be a Relay for Life rally at Peterson Park in Mattoon, IL on
Aug 23. To get started, all who are interested can go to http://relayforlife.org, and then on the home page there will be a place to enter a zip code or city/state then it will give the nearest event to that town. After this one can sign up or volunteer.
For more information go to http://realyforlife.org