UTM to host ‘mini’ Relay for Life on April 8

UTM to host ‘mini’ Relay for Life on April 8

Join the nearly 4 million walkers nationwide in taking steps in the fight against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s inaugural mini-Relay For Life at the University of Tennessee-Martin. The mini-Relay event will be held Friday, April 8, at the new student recreation center on campus. 

It will begin at 6 p.m. and end at approximately 3 a.m., Saturday, April 9.

This event celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost and provides the campus and community as a whole an opportunity to unite and fight back against this disease. 

Weakley County and surrounding area cancer survivors are invited to attend and participate in the Survivor’s Lap and a Luminaria Ceremony will be held at 11 p.m. 

A donation of $2.00 for a luminaria is requested to help support the Tennessee-Martin event. Food will also be available at the mini-Relay.  Funds raised will support Relay For Life of Weakley West’s event goal.

Funds raised through Relay For Life support the American Cancer Society mission to create a world with more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back. 

For more information on the mini-Relay, contact Kirsten McKnight at kirjmckn@ut.utm.edu or call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. 

wcp 3/29/11

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