Fairview Park Hospital Participants Join in Relay for Life of Laurens County to Finish the Fight Against Cancer

On April 27th, Fairview Park Hospital, along with teams made up of cancer survivors, families, caregivers, local faith-based groups, businesses, and clubs walked over five and a half hours in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Laurens County. On June 5th, Fairview Park Hospital presented a check to the Relay For Life Chair, Lisa Brantley, for over $5,000. Fairview Park Hospital is the top donor for the 2018 event, with personal donations from hospital employees, physicians, and members of the community. Funds raised for Relay For Life of Laurens County will help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.

"Relay For Life allows the entire community the opportunity to do something positive when so much negative surrounds the disease," said 2018 Relay For Life event chair, Lisa Brantley. "I am proud of Laurens County for coming together to support one another and help finish the fight against cancer. Thank you to our committee, team captains, participants, and sponsors who helped make this event happen."

Relay For Life is a community-based, volunteer-driven event that honors survivors and caregivers, remembers those lost to the disease, and fights for a world with more birthdays. Individuals and teams gather at a track, park, or fairground to campout and walk, some even overnight, in confidence that their effort will lead to a cure. Teams organize and complete fundraisers to raise money for the cause, often continuing their efforts at the event and after, fundraising all year-long. These funds bring the American Cancer Society one step closer to its goal of helping people stay well by helping them get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

Since 1985, Relay For Life has developed from one man running around a track for 24 hours to a global event taking place in more than 6,100 communities and 20 countries.

To learn more about Relay For Life, visit relayforlife.org or call (800) 227-2345.

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345 or visit us at cancer.org.