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Save the date to help celebrate

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:53 am

Everyone is invited to help celebrate a very special birthday. The American Cancer Society (ACS) will be celebrating their 100th birthday on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at the LCCOA center, located at 1380 Boone Street, Troy.

The monthly Relay for Life of Lincoln County committee and team captains meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Birthday Party at 6 p.m. EVERYONE is invited to help CELEBRATE!

Save the date, and plan to join in and help CELEBRATE the many achievements of ACS.

The American Cancer Society was founded in May of 1913 as the American Society for the Control of Cancer (ASCC). At that time, a cancer diagnosis amounted to near certain death.  In 1945, the ASCC was reorganized as the American Cancer Society.  It was the beginning of a new era for the organization.  Thanks in part to the Society’s work, there are nearly 12 million people alive in the United States alone who have survived cancer.  In fact, more than 350 lives are being saved each day that would have otherwise been lost to cancer. And, the American Cancer Society won’t rest until they expand that progress so that no one – in the U.S. or around the world – will ever lose another birthday to cancer.  In the past 100 years, there’s been education, advocacy; research and development.   Please make plans to join us on this very special evening; our committee/team captain meeting will begin at 5:30 and the party will be at 6:00.  Everyone is welcome – we hope you will make the party more special with your presence. Be a part of this very special, uplifting and positive evening.