Community asked to wear purple Friday to support Relay for Life.


By Linda Johnston

The community is asked to wear the color purple on May 16 either in honor of a cancer survivor, in memory of someone who has lost the battle to cancer or in support of someone currently fighting this disease. May 16 is the day more than 40 teams will participate in the American Cancer Society sponsored Relay for Life at Soroptimist Park in Seaford, and the day we will be one step closer to finding a cure for this devastating disease through the money we earn for research, education programs and public policy efforts. The color purple has many different meanings. It has always stood for royalty and anything regal. It is also the color of the “Purple Heart” given by the military signifying great courage. When one wears it in honor of cancer victims and survivors, it is a tribute to their bravery and courage. The color purple is unique, for the American Cancer Society it also represents their 24-hour a-day, 365-day a-year fight against cancer. Please join us by wearing anything purple this Friday, May 16, to show your support. If you would like to take part in the Relay for Life, call The American Cancer Society at 1 800 937-9696 or Sherry Wix at (302) 629-2131 for information on how you can get involved. Cancer touches everyone in some way, and too many of our relatives and friends have fallen victim to this dreaded disease. The “Relay For Life” is a great opportunity for Callaway, Farnell and Moore to make a difference in our community in the fight against cancer. Our participation in this event helps bring about community awareness, while at the same time raises funds that enable the ACS to work toward a cancer cure.

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