Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Coming up this Saturday Feb. 16, you can help a local group with their Relay for Life efforts at the First Christian Church.Cancer is a terrible disease, I don't think anybody's gonna argue with me about that one. Here in Sedalia, the Relay for Life is always a huge deal, and so many people whose lives have been touched by the disease get together. During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome. They remember people lost to the disease and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. The event inspires Relay participants to take action against a disease that has taken too much.

While the American Cancer Society is making progress toward a world without cancer, only with your dedication and fundraising efforts can we finish the fight against the disease. With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer, we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay For Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday.

Make sure to go by the First Christian Church at 200 South Limit on Saturday, Feb. 16. They'll have a spaghetti dinner and dessert auction beginning at 5:30. The dinner starts then, and then auction begins at 6:30 p.m. It's all you can eat spaghetti at a cost of $8 for adults, $4 for children aged 12 and under. All the proceeds will go to the Relay for Life.

Dessertily yours,

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