Relay For Life to introduce honorary chair

By on January 1, 2014

The first Relay for Life rally and meeting for Norlanco Relay for Life will be held Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Cocalico High School cafeteria, where the honorary chair will be announced.

This year’s honorary chair is a young man from New Holland who is a cancer survivor. He will help lead the group and represent Relay for Life as they celebrate survivors in the community.

Helen Lawson, MSW, LSW, medical social worker from the Ephrata Cancer Center will speak on the topic “Stress Busters: Tips for dealing with Stress.”

Last year’s Relay for Life raised over $264K. This year’s first meeting will be held Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Cocalico High School Cafeteria, where the honorary chair will be announced. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)

Last year’s Relay for Life raised over $264K. This year’s first meeting will be held Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Cocalico High School Cafeteria, where the honorary chair will be announced. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)


The Relay committee, team captains and members will also be present. The program will include a Mission Moment and information on the history of Norlanco Relay. The rally and meeting is open to the public and guests are encourage to visit and learn more about Relay and join our fight against cancer.

This year’s theme for Relay is “Hitting Cancer out of the Park.” The 15th annual Relay For Life of Norlanco will take place at the Cocalico School track June 20 and 21. Participants relay as teams and individuals, spending 24 hours to celebrate survivors with a reception and light dinner on Friday evening. Guests will remember those who were lost and honor those in the fight with a very moving luminaria service at dusk. Many events and great entertainment are also scheduled. Saturday morning, runners and guests will be reminded of how to fight back as individuals, families and a community against Cancer.

Relay For Life is the premier fundraising activity of the American Cancer Society. Relay takes place in more than 6,000 communities around the world and supports the American Cancer Society to “Finish the Fight.”

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