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‘Game On’ for 2012 DC Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society is seeking teams for the Relay for Life of Dawson County, and the annual kickoff event is fast approaching. This year kickoff is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Chipper Hall in Cozad.

All are welcome to join and register their teams for this year’s relay.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature, overnight fundraising activity. Teams of eight to 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation.

The annual event unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches… people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Teams are encouraged to sign up at the kickoff for this year’s Relay for Life, which will be Friday, July 27, in Cozad.

The kickoff on Feb. 11 will feature hot dogs for lunch, followed by games and entertainment. This year’s relay has the sports theme “Game On,” so the kickoff will be complete with cheerleaders and possibly even a Big Red surprise.

“By organizing early at the kickoff, teams have more time to raise money for the American Cancer Society,” said April Headley, chair for Relay for Life of Dawson County.

Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

“The event raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease,” said Headley. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting community event, as a volunteer or as a participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer.”

For more information on the Relay For Life or to register a team, stop by the kickoff on Feb. 11, or contact Headley at 308-486-5231 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also visit RelayForLife.org to connect with other relayers in your community and across the nation.

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