Relay Kicks Off Early This Year

Twinsburg/Nordonia Relay for Life is hosting an open house at the Twinsburg Public Library on Dec. 5.

Hope big. Think big. Relay big.

That’s what 2013 Twinsburg/Nordonia Relay for Life co-chairs Beth Noga and Jennie Dawes want local residents to do to help fight back against cancer.

The Relay for Life season kicks off officially next Wednesday, Dec. 5 with an open house at the Twinsburg Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m.

Visitors can learn about teams and sign up, find out how survivors can participate, and discover special activities and fundraising ideas to make Relay for Life fun and successful.

The 2013 Relay For Life takes place June 7-8, 2013 at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium.

Volunteers are already rallying friends, coworkers, community members and businesses to form teams or join the steering committee to share their special talents.

“Relay for Life is critical to funding the local programs that help cancer patients and their families in our communities,” Co-chair Jennie Dawes said in a press release. “It’s a truly fun and inspiring event that brings together people from all over both communities under one single mission: Beat cancer.”

According to the American Cancer Society, one in two men and one in three women will hear the words, “You have cancer” in 2013.

Co-Chair Beth Noga said the December open house will be a relaxed way to learn more about Relay and all the supports in place to help teams be successful.

“Everyone can contribute something,” Noga said. “Our communities are full of people with energy, big hearts and great ideas and we are here to help put those ideas to work fighting cancer.”

Some of the new ideas proposed for this year include “Bark for Life” and “Relay Field Day.”

To find out more or to sign up your team, email TNRelay4Life@gmail.com or call (330) 405-2530.


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