, Muskogee, OK

February 8, 2014

Muskogee Relay for Life schedules meeting

— The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of  Muskogee County is holding its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Muskogee Public Library to share with residents the importance of Relay For Life in saving lives from cancer, a media release states.

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society, according to the release.

It is an overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

“Relay For Life is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fundraiser,” Melissa McLain, event chair, said in a media release. “Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”

Team members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation.

Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment, and lend their support in any way.

To learn more about Relay For Life, visit

For information on Tuesday’s meeting, or if you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, contact Melissa McLain at (918) 683-9034.