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Relay for Life seeks volunteers

Published 6:44pm Monday, October 7, 2013

With another year of Relay for Life fundraising underway, the Tallapoosa County organization is searching for volunteers to help it in the fight against cancer.
Relay for Life of Tallapoosa County will hold a planning committee meeting open to everyone Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:15 p.m. in UAB Medicine – The Cancer Center at RMC.
Beth Holley, 2014 Relay for Life chairperson, said Relay is searching for volunteers to help out with the event this year, which will be May 9, 2014 at the Sportplex.
“We just want to talk about the coming Relay season and talk a little bit about the different committee positions that are available and where we think we need help,” Holley said. “We want to give everybody an opportunity to see if they might be interested in helping.”
Among the different committees that need volunteers are the Relay logistics, entertainment, survivorship, fundraising, team recruitment, publicity, sponsorship and luminaria committees.
“The planning committee meets once a month generally for one hour, and they have a lot of freedom to do things the way they think it needs to be done,” Holley said. “We do have some guidelines and do encourage them to ask questions.”
Holley said volunteering for Relay does not mean donating money, but donating time to help make a difference in the lives of others and the community.
“To me it has absolutely changed my life. I will never be the same person I was several years ago in terms of understanding how much you can help by just contributing a little,” Holley said. “Do whatever you can to help and that doesn’t mean coming out of your pocketbook. That means giving of your time and your talent and what a huge difference it makes for those people who are in need.”