It's Relay For Life time again

Relay For Life

            The Noble County Relay For Life is prepping for its 2013 cancer fighting effort, and looking for lots of help.
             The first step is this year’s first Relay Committee meeting, which will be January 24th at the Albion branch of the Noble County Public Library. Everyone who wants to get involved can come to the Walker Board Room at 6 p.m., no matter which committee they’d like to assist with.
            This year the Relay is especially interested in someone to help with corporate sponsorship and team recruitment. Hopefully people from all parts of Noble County will participate, as plans are for three volunteers to help handle each job.
            It’s also hoped that someone from each of Noble County’s school districts will get involved in the effort, which will be held at the West Noble High School track and football field starting Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday.
            Hope to see you there! For more information contact Melissa Stephens at or by phone at 260-471-3911, or Carla Fiandt at the Community State Bank in Albion, at, or 260-636-3744.

Cancer never sleeps, so American Cancer Society Relays are overnight events, lasting up to 24 hours. Team members raise funds to fight the disease and take turns keeping on the track to celebrate those who’ve battled cancer, remember those lost, and fight back. Each year more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 US communities and 20 other countries take part in Relay events to raise funds for research, treatment, and other assistance.

Team members are encouraged to find varying ways to raise funds, and at the Relay itself they often camp out around the track (although members aren’t required to be there the whole time), and take part in food, games, and activities. More information can be found on the Relay For Life website at:


  1. I can see something like this needing months to organize in the communities.

  2. They usually wrap things up in late May, and get started planning the next one in December -- with all volunteer work on the local level.