For many cancer survivors, each day is an accomplishment and victory. A special reception honoring area cancer survivors for their personal successes in fighting this disease is being planned in connection with the 2012 Phillips County Relay for Life.

 

For many cancer survivors, each day is an accomplishment and victory. A special reception honoring area cancer survivors for their personal successes in fighting this disease is being planned in connection with the 2012 Phillips County Relay for Life.
A cancer survivor appreciation reception hosted by the Relay for Life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Pillow-Thompson house in Helena. This event is being provided free of charge for cancer survivors and one caregiver per survivor.  This year, it is estimated that more than 1,500 people will die from cancer each day. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and one of every three deaths is caused by this disease.
At 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Central High School track, cancer survivors are then invited to participate in the Phillips County Relay for Life sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund-raising event, bringing communities together in hope, celebration and memory. It is a unique event that offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.  The overnight event remembers those who have lost the fight against cancer and honors those who have survived.  If you are a cancer survivor, please join in the celebration of life by attending the survivor reception and this year’s Relay for Life event in Helena-West Helena.