The 2005 Lincolnton Relay for Life Kick-off Party will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Lincolnton.
Relay for Life is the signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams of walkers from area businesses, schools and organizations will pledge a week-end of walking on the track at Lincolnton High School May 6-7 in return for pledges to the America Cancer Society.
All team captains, participants, survivors and anyone interested in participating are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided by Fatz CafÐ¹ and entertainment by the Right Track Band.
Lincoln County is nationally-recognized for its fund-raising efforts. Last year the Lincolnton Relay and the East Lincoln Relay together raised over $350,000 and ranked fifth in the nation for that effort.
The Lincolnton Relay raised about $145,000, and the East Lincoln Relay raised more than $200,000.
For more information, call John Dancoff at 704-732-3396, or Susan Beaver at 704-735-1483.by Staff Reports