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Relay for Life donations make real difference

May 16, 2012
Traer Star-Clipper

The dollars you donate to the Relay for Life make a big difference to friends and neighbors right here. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Tama County raises money to support important services to fight cancer and support those fighting cancer in Tama County and in Iowa. Some quick facts are:

The American Cancer Society Served 29 Unique Constituents in Tama County in 2011.

The American Cancer Society Provided 213 Room Nights for Tama County Residents in 2011.

The American Cancer Society Handled 63 Unique Service Requests for Information in Tama County in 2011.

The American Cancer Society Provided transportation for 12 Tama County Residents in 2011.

The American Cancer Society currently funds 12 research grants in Iowa for a total of $6,995,000. Eleven are at the University of Iowa for $6,275M and the other in the State of Iowa for $720,000.

Since 1946 when the American Cancer Society began awarding research grants, researchers in the state of Iowa have received $29,530,932.

Did you know that one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime? Last year an estimated 115 people received a new cancer diagnosis in Tama County.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a fundraising event that reaches into the communities of Tama County and brings together neighbors, friends, work associates, and families to celebrate those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have not.

The Relay for Life of Tama County will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 15 at the South Tama H.S. track. All are invited to join this important and rewarding event. For more information contact a committee member: Mary Mehlhous - Dysart 319-476-3460, Linda Goos - Gladbrook 641-473-2776 , Ashley Bolen - Tama/Toledo 641-484-7304, or Luane Lorenzen Traer 319-231-0820.

 
 

 

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