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American Cancer Society Relay for Life is Aug. 4

Hundreds are expected to participate in the American Cancer Society for Life of Barry County Aug. 4 at Tyden Park in Hastings to, “help attack cancer from every angle,” according to a Relay for Life spokesman.

 

The Relay, held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, has been shortened to a 12-hour event this year.

 

Participants of the event unite to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change.

The Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer. /

 

The American Cancer Society:

*provides free transportation to and from treatment.

*offers a free place for patient and caregiver to stay while they travel for treatment in any of 30 Hope Lodge Facilities, including one in Grand Rapids.

*offers a free class to help women deal with appearance related side effects.

*offers Personal Health Manager Kit to ease the burden, and empower and assist patients and their caregivers in navigating the cancer journey.

 

In Barry County, 60 patients were provided with 157 services in 2017.

 

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