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Relay For Life sponsor deadline is Friday

The sponsor deadline for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is approaching. Corporate sponsors are needed to make the event successful.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. The Relay For Life of Rockdale takes place from 6 p.m. Friday, April 16 until 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 17 at Rockdale’s Tiger Field football stadium.

Corporate sponsors are needed to donate money or goods (such as silent or live auction items) for the participants, or even to contribute money in exchange for advertisement at the event.

“We would like to encourage local businesses to support us in the fight against cancer by sponsoring the Relay,” Marie Bakken, event sponsorship co-chair, said. “The deadline for all sponsors is Friday, March 19.”

If you would like to be a corporate sponsor of the Relay For Life, please contact Bakken at 512-446-5838 or email milamcountyrelay@yahoo.com. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www. cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, communitybased, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.


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