American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be held Sept. 18 in Atwater

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Atwater will be held from 9 a.m. Sept. 17 to 9 a.m. Sept. 18 at Shaffer Elementary School in Atwater.

Organizers said the "celebration of life" brings the Atwater community together in a unified effort to celebrate the life of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

Former and current cancer patients, caretakers, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team while raising funds to help eliminate cancer. Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking they may take part in other activities and local entertainment.

Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals, families and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts. The money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society's lifesaving programs.

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available from the American Cancer Society a (209) 617-8378 or at www.RelayForLife.org/atwaterca or at the next Team Captains meeting at Bellevue Bowl on June 21.For more information call 1 800 ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org