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April 22, 2014

Rose-Hulman to host Relay for Life on May 3

TERRE HAUTE — Relay For Life of Vigo County is set to kick off at 4 p.m. on May 3 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer.

Survivors from Vigo and Clay counties will join together at RHIT’s Sports & Recreation Center to walk the opening lap while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.

Another part of the event is a free dinner for survivors and a guest after the kickoff.

All cancer survivors in Vigo and Clay counties are asked to register now for free at and join the “I’m a Survivor” team.

Relay For Life is a  grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams in more than 6,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and commit to fight back against the disease.

The money raised through Relay For Life supports the efforts of the American Cancer Society to create what the group calls “a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

Relay For Life is designed to keep at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.

Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some also hold creative fundraisers at the event.

The event is free for anyone to attend.

Signing up, learning more

• If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Vigo County, contact Shannon Giles at 812-307-9117 or or visit

• Be sure to “like” the Relay For Life of Vigo County Facebook page to get upcoming event information.

n For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345 or visit


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