Walking for the Relay
|Image courtesy of the Putnam County Record|
According to the American Cancer Society’s website, the Relay for Life event, which is held in thousands of cities around the world, was originally created in May 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Wash., ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern — cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.”
The public is encouraged to participate and attend the Marshall-Putnam counties Relay for Life.
Source: Putnam County Record