Coffee County, Tennessee – Monday, February 20, 2017 – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Coffee County will host a community Kickoff on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 6:00PM, at Sherrill Pest Control, 3731 New Tullahoma Hwy. Manchester, TN 37355. Everyone is invited to join the free festivities and food and learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.

The event will celebrate and honor local cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, and showcase how funds raised benefit the local community. There will be plenty of food and games for the whole family. Speakers will include Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell and the Relay For Life of Coffee County Event Leadership Team. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team or as a participant for the Relay For Life event, which will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. The Leadership Team is requested RSVP’s by Tuesday, February 28th.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

“This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking action to move us closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer,” said Becky Huddleston. “Funds raised from our event helps the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing cancer, and funds cancer research that will help protect future generations.”

Visit www.relayforlife.org/coffeetn to learn more about the event, or contact Chrissy Seals at 423.499.2606 or Chrissy.seals@cancer.org.