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Cancer double-teamed by area Relays

Big Foot, Lakes Area join forces

(Published Nov. 19, 2007, 2:54 p.m.)

Big Foot Relay For Life joined forces with the Lakes Area Relay For Life to form the Relay For Life of Walworth County.

The Lakes Area and Big Foot events have been successful, but will merge because of their proximity. The committees that coordinated the two separate events will team up to bring the whole community together into one event to fight cancer.

The 2008 event, which is projected to be bigger than ever, will be July 25-26, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds.

The first meeting for the combined committees will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Delavan's Community Bank, 820 E. Geneva St.

People from both events can come together, meet each other and begin planning for the 2008 Relay. Any residents who would like to volunteer to plan or assist with event are invited.

The signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society is a unique "celebration of life" in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Relay For Life is a place where friends, family and loved ones join to celebrate survivorship.

The money raised supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in research, cancer education, advocacy and patient services. 

Several individual fund-raising events will be held prior to the Relay. Those currently scheduled include:

• Saturday, Feb. 23-Food, entertainment, kids games, a silent auction and raffles at the Big Foot High School in Walworth. Representatives from area spas will offer massages, haircuts, manicures and more.

• Wednesday, April 30-The Cactus Club in Lake Geneva will host a fund-raising dinner.  Tickets are $10 for the taco and broasted chicken buffet. Half the cost of each ticket will go to the American Cancer Society. Raffles tickets will also be available. 

For further information contact Stacy Brager at the American Cancer Society, stacy.brager@cancer.org or call (877) 423-9123, ext. 7571.



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