TROY - The American Cancer Society of Bradford County is looking for volunteers and teams for the Relay For Life of Western Bradford County to be held at Alparon Park on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Troy.

Relay For Life is an overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

"Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease," said Kristen Nuss, Income Development Representative for the American Cancer Society. "Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight

back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat."

Teams of 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in Relay For Life, the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and churches ... people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorships prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way.

A planning meeting is planned for at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Copper Tree Shop in Troy. Anyone who is interested in becoming a part of the Relay For Life of Western Bradford County is welcome to attend.

If you would like to volunteer on the Relay For Life committee or serve as a team captain, contact Kristen Nuss at (570) 326-4149. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society's 24-hour help line at 1 (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.