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Why We Relay

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 28, 2016) In every community there are many events and organizations that help people in need. Yet there is one so large it exists worldwide to support those with a disease that touches just about every person in some way at some point. That event, Relay for Life, is a fun-filled yet poignant event highlighting the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life of Rockwall County is 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Cain Middle School, 6620 FM 549.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is proud to once again serve as Presenting Sponsor for the Rockwall County Relay for Life on April 23. For us this fight is personal too. While we are healthcare providers, we are first and foremost community members. We have watched friends, family members and some in our hospital family fight cancer.  We rally with them, care for them, celebrate and sometimes cry with them. This is a disease we all want to eliminate.

Relay for Life teams raise money to support the many programs the American Cancer Society provides.  But teams usually do more than raise money. They make it fun – with matching hats, catchy slogans and team names – because today’s Relay for Life is a unique experience.  The evening includes a variety of entertainment and contests in addition to relay events.  It is a great time of togetherness for a great cause proving that when we join together we can make a big difference!

While an important fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life is bigger than that. Relay participants have personal reasons for getting involved.  Perhaps to remember a loved one or perhaps after their own battle they want to inspire hope and celebrate victory. Others feel called to make a statement by banding together for a cause.

Rockwall County has always been a strong supporter of organizations that provide care and relief for those who need it most.  We hope that you will join us and many other businesses, organizations, schools and groups by supporting Relay for Life this year!  Sign up your team today at RelayforLife.org/RockwallTX and help us Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back against cancer in our community.

Submitted by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Their Good Health guest columns cover a variety of topics at BlueRibbonNews.com.

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