Purchase a “Cats vs Cancer” t-shirt on February 6 to show your support of Relay For Life and the war against cancer.

Relay For Life and PCHS to hold Cats vs Cancer game on February 6

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pendleton County will hold a Cats vs Cancer game as a community kick-off for their annual event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 as the Wildcats basketball team take on the Williamstown Demons. The Wildcats, along with local Relay volunteers, invite you to come out and show your support.

At halftime, local cancer survivors and caregivers will be honored. Survivors are asked to be at the high school by 6:45 p.m., and can sign-in at the front table upon entry. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a “Cats vs Cancer” t-shirt, sponsor a player or team, participate in the change wars, or to simply learn more about how your ACS is fighting back against cancer. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to register a team for the main Relay For Life event, which will be held Saturday, June 11 on Shelby Street in downtown Falmouth.

Relay For Life is a community event where teams and individuals camp out and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times and participates in fundraising that supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and finish the fight against cancer. Four million people participated in more than 6,100 events worldwide in 2015.                   

In 2015 alone, Pendleton County raised over $27,000 in the fight against cancer, which helped ACS provide 869 patients over 1,376 free services.

“The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all,” said Bridget Browning, event co-lead for Pendleton County Relay. “This is our community’s opportunity to fight back against cancer.”

Visit relayforlife.org/pendletonky to learn more about the program. Additionally, you may contact your local ACS representative, Alex Carson, at 859-394-3360 or Bridget Browning at 859-322-6917 or bridget.browning@pendleton.kyschools.us for more information.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to the progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year.    

They’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. They’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.

For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call ACS anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.