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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Davis

A Personal Favor, Please?

Many of you who know me personally, know how involved I am in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Douglas County and you know that I spend the majority of my free time working on planning and executing a silent auction event each Spring to raise funds for the cause. This year is no different, but I am asking each of you who may read this to spread the word about the event and about the cause.

I can say with quite a bit of confidence that each person who is reading these words knows someone who has either had cancer or who has a loved one who has had cancer. Cancer does not discriminate. It touches the rich as well as the poor and the young as well as the old. It devastates and it reeks havoc on innocent lives every single day.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

To support that mission, teams from across the country come together at local Relay for Life events to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is the world’s largest non-profit fundraising event and the source of the majority of programs that The American Cancer Society sponsors.

This year, my team, Phil’s Phighters has put together Rockin’ for Relay, a silent auction and live music event to be held at Maceli’s in Downtown Lawrence on Friday, March 1st, 2013. Steve Maceli was kind enough to donate the use of his space to us and local band, LandRush will be playing all evening. The doors will open at 7pm and bidding will run from 7-9pm. The band will continue to play until 10pm so that there will still be entertainment until we can get all of the auction items gathered and get everyone checked out.

The event is free and open to the public. We will have a cash bar, photo booth, chair massages and over $20,000 worth of items (over 250 items to date) to bid on.

If you’re in the Lawrence area, we hope that you will plan to come out and invite your friends, families, neighbors and everyone you know. We’re hoping to raise more money than we ever have before but we can only do that if everyone we know spreads the word and tells everyone that they know.

Saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant and one dollar at a time. We are doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life. Will you help us?

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