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Relay For Life of Henderson County Receives American Cancer Society "Relay All Star Award"

Relay For Life of Henderson County was awarded the American Cancer Society's prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society's recent Relay Leadership Summit in Itasca, Ill.

With the Relay All Star Award, the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society honors Relay events that achieve significant fundraising and participant growth.

This year, Relay For Life of Henderson County raised more than $46,000 with nearly 170 participants."By supporting Relay For Life of Henderson County, our volunteers are helping us save more lives faster," said Mary E. Pierce, chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society's Illinois Division. "We invite all Henderson County residents to join us in fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer at this year's Relay."

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force with more than 100,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more or get help, call us any time at 1-800-227-2345 or visit