Joint Relay For Life event coming to Shelby County

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Municipalities in Shelby County are hosting a joint Relay For Life event May 20 at the Columbiana Sports Complex, benefitting the American Cancer Society.

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The event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight and will include a Survivors’ Walk, candle-lighting ceremony and a closing ceremony. Other highlights include food, games and live entertainment.

The walk is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Luminaries, a special candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate the lives of those who have lost their battle with cancer, will be at 10 p.m. and the closing ceremony will begin at 11:45 p.m.

“This year, all residents of Shelby County will unite for one cause,” said Melissa Pockman, community manager for the American Cancer Society. “We are excited to stand together in the fight against cancer and to remember those who fought the good fight, but are no longer here with us.”

She said they look forward to seeing everyone come out to fundraise, to celebrate and to remember.

Pamela Miller is chairwoman for North Shelby County—Helena, Alabaster and Pelham. Miller can be reached via email at pamela_ann@bellsouth.net.

Linda Wren is event chairperson for South Shelby County, and can be reached at via email at jlwren@bellsouth.net or 669-9555. West Shelby’s—Calera and Montevallo— chairperson is Cheri Palmer, and she can be reached at bama911gal@yahoo.com.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the

To make online donations for Shelby County or for more information, visit Relay.acsevents.org. For more information, to get help or to join the fight, call 1-800- 227-2345 or visit Cancer.org.