POMEROY — Meigs County’s biggest American Cancer Society fundraiser is in search of a new chairperson.
Each year, Relay For Life raises thousands of dollars in Meigs County to benefit the American Cancer Society and those effected by cancer in the county.
Hilary Patrick, Income Development Representative for the American Cancer Society, stated that there are over 5,400 Relay For Life events in the United States and several more held worldwide.
Last year Meigs County raised $23,000 through Relay For Life.
With just about eight months remaining until the annual event — tentatively scheduled for June 8 and 9 — Meigs County’s Relay For Life committee is looking for someone to chair the event.
While there is responsibility that comes with the title, former co-chairperson and committee member Courtney Midkiff stated there is a team of volunteers in place to help.
Midkiff added that there is a time responsibility that comes with the position, and that the committee is looking for a person or persons who is passionate about the cause.
The American Cancer Society helps cancer patients, survivors and their families. As of August 31, 129 people had received 272 services through the American Cancer Society in Meigs County. Services include gas cards, wigs, lodging, scarves, hats and many others.
Research is also funded through the American Cancer Society. Forty-six Nobel Prize winners have been funded through American Cancer Society funds.
Two-time cancer survivor Elizabeth Reynolds noted all of the things the cancer society has done for her during her battle.
Reynolds talked about the “Look Good…Feel Better” program which helps cancer patients and survivors with cosmetic tips and advice.