In 2023, roughly 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,820 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the United States, with more than 40,270 new cases and 13,660 deaths expected to occur here in Indiana. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death among Americans, after heart disease. To help end cancer as we know it for everyone, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Marshall County will be held this Saturday, September 9 at River Park Square in downtown Plymouth.

“Relay For Life is more than just a walk. It is a volunteer-led movement that unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and raise funds to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families,” said Jennifer Clay. “Thanks to that shared passion, we are working to help the American Cancer Society advance its mission through advocacy, research, and patient support in an effort to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Relay for Life of Marshall County aims to raise $50,000 this year.

Dollars raised each year by more than 250,000 Relay participants across the country help support the American Cancer Society’s mission in countless ways, including funding and conducting breakthrough research, providing education and advocating for the needs of cancer patients and their families, and providing essential services throughout their cancer journey. 

There are many ways to get involved in Relay for Life, including:

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