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Relay Kick Off rescheduled

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Kick Off event has been rescheduled.

Organizers recently announced the new date and time, which is Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., in the Riddell National Bank Community Room. (Committee members will need to arrive at 5:45 p.m., for set up in the lower level.)

"Relay is so much fun," Committee Chairperson Carrol Evans said. "We really hope to see everyone there."

Organizers have their eyes on winning the Pacesetter Award again this year, and have set a goal to organize 30 teams for the overnight fundraising event at the YMCA, 5 E. Kruzan St, Brazil, which is scheduled to take place May 14-15.

When foul weather canceled the event earlier this month, organizers urged people to use the local Relay website (http://www.relayforlife.org/claycountyin) to register their Relay teams online.

"It's very easy to register yourself or your team on the website right now," Evans said. "The sooner people and teams get signed up, the better."

ACS Community Representative Rachel Romas said team captains who registered before the kickoff would receive a special Relay gift. And the goal is well underway with more than 10 team captains signing up early.

"We would like to reach 20 teams by Jan. 20. We're halfway there," Romas said. "The quicker we get everyone signed up, the quicker we can get information out there for the public."

Individuals interested in participating in Relay can attend meetings the second Tuesday of each month at Riddell National Community Room Bank Community Room, with times to be announced in The Brazil Times and on the Relay website.

A Facebook page (Clay County Relay) for people to share their stories, information about upcoming events and notify others about local fundraisers is also available.

The event has a fundraising goal of $33,000, so organizers hope a lot of people well get involved.

"This year's event theme is 'Movie Madness: A Red Carpet Event To Cut Cancer,'" Romas said. "It has so much potential to be really fun for everyone involved."

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