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Relay committee lays down a challenge
Cancer fighting benefit seeking record
Relay for life file pic
Participants line up for the survivors lap at last years Relay for Life in Hinesville. - photo by File photo

Relay for Life of Liberty County aims to engage community members and raise more money ahead of the May 15 event by participating in a challenge issued by The American Cancer Society.
From Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, the society is enlisting the help of Relay for Life campaigns across the nation with its 2015 Pack The Track Challenge.
The Liberty County RLF committee is working to “rally its troops” by registering a record number of teams and recruiting additional participants.
“For our community to win, we need you to help spread the word by talking to everyone you know and sharing this amazing opportunity to be a part of the world’s largest movement to end cancer. Reach out to your family, friends and coworkers and tell them to go to to form or join a team, or donate to a team,” Liberty County Relay for Life coordinator Karen Bell said. “Help support this cause and Help Liberty County win!  Thank you for your commitment to finishing the fight against cancer.”
In addition, the Liberty group is planning a “Paint the Town Purple” week Feb. 9-15. Businesses, organizations, communities and churches can participate by hanging purple bows on and around their buildings and properties to  raise fundraising awareness for the relay.
Bell said anyone who is interested in participating still has time. Call her at 912-492-6401 or email for more information.  
Feb. 12 of that week is “wear purple day,” and community members are encouraged to wear purple, take photos of themselves and post the shots to Facebook and Twitter using the tagline #paintthetownpurpleliberty.
Liberty County will hold a “Paint the Town Purple” proclamation signing with elected officials from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Country Inn and Suites in Hinesville. The public is invited.

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