It's that time of year, Kick-Off Time for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities. The kick off event will be held Monday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., at the LCCC Morgan Center on High Street in Tamaqua. All relay team members, survivors, and caregivers are welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.

Relay For Life is the signature event for the American Cancer Society. More than a fundraiser, the fun filled overnight event is designed to mobilize the entire community in celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones and raising money to fight cancer by bringing together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer. Volunteers are also needed to organize and recruit teams, fund raise, seek communty support, acquire refreshments and prizes, and lend their support in any way possible.

To register a team, or learn more about the relay, attend Monday's meeting, visit the website www.relayforlife.org/patamaquaarea or contact Caylan Chanwik at 888-227-5445, ext. 3112 or caylan.chanwik@cancer.org.

For more information about cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or log in to www.cancer.org, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ACS is a nationwide, community based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy and service.