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County kicks off Relay for Life Oct. 13

The Crenshaw County Relay for Life will hold its kick-off on Tuesday, October 13.

It will be held at the John Harrison Cultural Center in Luverne starting at 6:00 p.m.

All team captains, as well as anyone interested in learning more about American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life are invited to attend. The date for the 2010 Relay is April 30. T

he theme and the 2010 goal will be announced at the kick-off meeting.

In conjunction with the kick-off, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Alabama has some astonishing breast cancer facts. Alabama has a lower breast cancer incidence rate than the United States’ average; however, Alabama has a higher breast cancer mortality rate than the U.S. average. One in every 606 women in Alabama will get a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Other facts about breast cancer, as well as other types of cancer will be discussed at the meeting. Our goal is to eliminate all forms of cancer and to help those who have been diagnosed with cancer.

If you would like to know more about Crenshaw County’s Relay for Life, please contact Cathy Wilkes at 335-5333 or email her at cwilkeslhs@yahoo.com.