American Cancer Society officials
say future bright for Relay for Life
By By Erin Hilsabeck / staff writer
June 19, 2004
Dennis Warren has attended every Relay for Life in Lauderdale County.
Warren said he sees a bright future for the 12-hour walk that raises money for the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society's chief fundraiser is the annual Relay for Life event. Even though the 10th Annual Lauderdale County relay ended just more than a week ago, representatives with the society are continuing to get the word out about cancer, the diseases that are characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
The largest source of funds for cancer research, aside from the federal government, is the American Cancer Society, said Allison Terrell, communications and marketing director for the American Cancer Society.
With those funds, the society has four primary areas of focus: research, education, service and advocacy.
The American Cancer Society is pushing for stricter laws to enforce clean indoor air, primarily in restaurants and bars. Read about what local businesses think about the proposed legislation Sunday when representatives with the American Cancer Society answer questions about cancer prevention and advocacy in an interview with The Meridian Star's editorial board.