Meeting planned to start local Relay for Life


        An American Cancer Society district representative from Billings will host an informational meeting March 8 at 6 pm on how to start a Relay for Life program in Terry. The meeting, organized as part of an FCCLA project conducted by Fanque Robertson, will be held in the Banquet Room of the American Legion.
The Relay For Life program, includes organizing teams of people to take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Events can last up to 24 hours in length, according to the Relay for Life Web site. 
The program began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in the program. 

Published Mar. 3, 2010

 

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