Drexel, NC – Beating our biggest rival takes more than breakthrough research. It takes things like out 24/7 cancer help line, 1-800-227-2345, and free rides to chemo. By joining the Relay For Life movement in our community, we can all help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay Far 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.

Community volunteers are the backbone of this movement, and you can be part of it right here in Burke County through our local American Cancer Society “Relay For Life” event set far May 31 at Drexel Community Fairgrounds located at 700 S Main St, Drexel, NC 28619.

The American Cancer Society is the cause fighting cancer on every front; standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them. This year, an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. will participate in more than 2,000 Relay For Life events to help beat our biggest rival. Funds raised 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.

The Survivor Dinner is will be on the grounds the day of Relay For Life, May 31st, starting at 5:00pm. All survivors are invited, we do request that you register online at www.relayforlife.orgiburkecountvnc, select Survivor Walk or call 704-473-1268. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/burkecountync.