Volunteers needed for Relay for Life

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Volunteers are being recruited for the 2013 event planning committee for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event Relay For Life of Los Alamos.
Dedicated volunteers are needed with skills and talents in the areas of communication, marketing, sales, technology, training, motivation, photography, creativity and organization.
Relay For Life is a fundraiser that allows participants from all walks of life — including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers — to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost to cancer and fight back against the disease.
“Relay For Life is a community owned, volunteer-driven event that is about awareness and the progress made against cancer,” said Gloria Martinez, Relay For Life manager.  “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 this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer.”
Relay For Life is a family oriented, team event where participants walk around a track relay-style overnight.
Teams of cancer-fighting enthusiasts will gather and camp out at the Relay site to show their support.  Volunteers from the Los Alamos community are needed to begin planning for the event.
Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, seek community support and underwrite, coordinate logistics, obtain food and refreshment donors, plan entertainment and lend their support any way they can.  
To join the Relay For Life in Los Alamos as a volunteer or team participants, call the American Cancer Society at 820-3538 or email Martinez at gloria.martinez@cancer.org.
Volunteer orientations are being planned throughout the month of November and December in Los Alamos.