American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Upshur County to kick-off 22 Relay year

BUCKHANNON ­—  Upshur County Relay for Life is ready to get the party started on this year’s Relay with a kick-off Saturday, Jan. 12. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, inviting attendees to celebrate the strides made in fighting back against cancer and get jazzed up for the new Relay year.

The kick-off is slated to begin at 11 a.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, located on Fellowship Way just off Norvell Drive in Tennerton.

Sponsored by WVU Medicine/St. Joseph’s Hospital, the event will include a soup and sandwich lunch, some fun activities and a chance to learn more about being part of Upshur County Relay for Life.

Returning co-chairs for the year, Lori Harris and Daisy Hunt invite returning teams and anyone interested in being a part of Relay for Life to attend the kick-off.

Harris said, “We are beginning our 22nd Upshur County Relay for Life year in Upshur County and have raised more than $2 million in that time. We want to continue to raise awareness about cancer and the devastating toll it takes on our communities while continuing to fundraise to get closer to a cure.”

Hunt, who is is a cancer survivor, added, “Upshur County Relay for Life is always wanting to recruit more teams for our Relay but we also need people to work behind the scenes on our committee. There are a lot of roles to be filled. Anyone interested in helping out should plan to attend.”

Can’t make the kick-off but still want to get involved? Head over to to register a team. You may also email [email protected] or contact the Upshur County Relay for Life Facebook page.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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