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Cancer survivors, caregivers invited to Relay for Life

Survivors and Caregivers,

We don’t face cancer alone and neither should you. We come together every year at more than 5,200 community Relay For Life events around the country and celebrate those individuals who are winning the fight.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest support group for survivors and their caregivers.

A cancer survivor is defined by the American Cancer Society as anyone who is living with cancer, from the date of diagnosis. If you have ever heard the words, “You have cancer,” we invite you to participate as a survivor.

Our local event (Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist) will be held May 1, 2015, at the Gilchrist Agricultural Complex (rodeo arena). The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with an opening ceremony, followed by the survivors in attendance taking the first lap as we celebrate, the second lap the caregivers will join in. Following those laps, other participants will take to the track as they prepare to have a team member on the track for the 6-hour event.

Following the opening laps, there will be a meal served for survivors and their caregivers. If you are a survivor or caregiver and haven’t registered for the event, please call (352) 463-8466 and leave a message.

Whether you’re a survivor or caregiver, getting involved in your local Relay for Life event can introduce you to others who are facing the same challenges, and provide opportunities for learning, sharing, and friendship.

Why Survivors Participate in Relay for Life

•  Meet other cancer survivors

who have had the same


•  Become a part of the

largest cancer support group in

the world

•  Serve as inspiration to

those newly diagnosed with

the disease

•  Publicly recognize and thank

caregivers for their support

and commitment