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Teaming up against cancer at Relay
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Editor, The 2007 Liberty County American Cancer Society Relay for Life is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday at Frank Long Elementary School behind Hinesville Builders Supply off Highway 84.
The theme of this year’s relay is “Team up Against Cancer.” Accordingly, teams will compose campsites decorated with their favorite sports themes while also tying in with the Relay for Life mission of promoting cancer awareness, prevention, research and ultimate elimination of cancer as a health threat.
The relay will feature various activities throughout the night, some of which include the survivors/caregiver lap, Relay Idol singing competition, sack races, a YMCA movie in the park — a big hit last year — and various other contests and activities.
Most importantly, we will feature our luminary ceremony, which is a time when we remember those who have lost their battles with cancer and also celebrate those that have won their battles. The luminary ceremony is made possible through individual donations to purchase luminaries, which are lit by candlelight at dusk. Each luminary is displayed in honor of or in memory of a brave individual who has fought cancer and either won or lost, or is still fighting. It is a great opportunity for the community to rally around a disease that affects us all in one way or another; whether you yourself are battling it or you know someone who is.
Also, this year, we will be promoting the Locks of Love program thanks to the determination of one young girl from Liberty County. This young girl asked for the committee to provide an opportunity for her to have her hair cut and donated to the Locks of Love program. The program accepts hair donations that are used to make wigs for cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy treatments. In addition to hair, they also accept monetary donations to help cover the cost of producing these hairpieces.
We are asking the community to be motivated by this young lady’s willingness to make a difference in someone else’s life and therefore invite others to join her by donating hair or money.
To donate hair, call Jennifer Wasdin at 408-6105 or Brian Carter at 408-6343. For more information on Locks of Love, visit
We will also host a survivors dinner so those who have won their battle against cancer can share stories and fellowship with one another. The dinner will be in the Frank Long cafeteria the night of the relay from 5:30-6:30. All survivors are welcome.
Contact Sharon Dunham at or Brian Carter at or register at

Brian L. Carter
The Heritage Bank
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