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American Cancer Society looking for Relay teams
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The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the annual Relay for Life of Dawson County to be part of the fight against cancer.

American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to form teams for the relay, scheduled for 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.  April 27 at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Current teams are already planning several upcoming fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society: The Dawson County recreation department is hosting a basketball tournament Feb. 9 through Feb.12, the Miss Relay for Life of Dawson County pageant is taking place on March 4 and Silver City Baptist Church is hosting a fishing tournament on March 17.

Details on each of the fundraisers can be found at

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay for Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change.

Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer. 

Last year, 2.7 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $279 million at more than 3,500 events to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society 24/7 cancer help line and free rides to chemo. By joining the Relay for Life event, you can help attack cancer from every angle.

To learn more about Relay for Life, and register a team, visit