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May 1, 2014

The stage is set for annual Relay for Life event Friday

Athens — Athens Mayor Pro-Tem Carol Barton read a proclamation Wednesday morning proclaiming April 30 as the official Relay for Life kick-off day in Henderson County.

As part of a week-long celebration, Athens is awash in purple to celebrate cancer survivorship and bring attention to the annual event.

This year’s walk will be held Friday, May 2 at the Henderson County Regional Fairpark Complex.

“We're using the power of purple to bring good news to cancer survivors and mobilize the community," said Trena Mitchell, Event Chair for the 2014 Relay. “Turn the Town Purple Week is a time to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, and to have some fun with the color purple to bring attention to the American Cancer Society's many programs and services in our community."

Relay For Life is a wonderful event, and the entire community is invited to participate on May 2.

Jacque Marshall, of the Prosperity Buck-A-Roo$ said, "The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated."

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