Stowe Reporter
March 3, 2011

Just as the effects of a challenging economy are felt by families in every community, cancer, too, has a far-reaching impact. No matter how the stock market is performing or what the current unemployment rate may be, there are still many people battling a cancer diagnosis and many others who are lending support alongside loved ones every day.

These realities make the dollars donated and volunteer hours devoted to the American Cancer Society critically important.

The society's annual fundraiser, Relay for Life NordicStyle, is approaching quickly and will be held at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe March 19-20. This is a 12-hour, overnight relay that raises money to enable the American Cancer Society to deliver on its mission of helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back against the disease.

Relay for Life NordicStyle provides money to support vital, cutting-edge cancer research and a new generation of medicines; and to provide such services to cancer patients as transportation to treatment, free lodging at our Hope Lodge, and around-the-clock support at the national cancer information center.

Now is the time for individuals, families, community groups and businesses to commit their Relay for Life NordicStyle team participation. Join us at this event to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, fight back against the disease and help the American Cancer Society realize its vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

To sign up, participate or learn how you may volunteer, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit www.relayforlife.org/nordicstylevt.

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