The American Cancer Society has named 16 active Relay For Life volunteers as members of the Relay For Life State Leadership Council. The leadership council will offer guidance and input to Relay For Life committees across the state. In addition, the council will work with American Cancer Society leadership to ensure Relay For Life events are poised for success in 2013.
Samantha Chamblee of Bedford County has been selected to serve on the council. Chamblee is a Relay For Life volunteer in Bedford County, which will be held May 31, 2013 at Bedford Co Ag Center beginning with the survivor lap.
Chamblee has served on the Relay For Life Committee for a number of years, chaired the event for two years and is always involved with her team.
"She's a very dedicated volunteer," said Harriett Stewart, ACS Staff-Partner. "She's a very rare find."
"I am thrilled to be working with this dedicated group of volunteers, all of whom are committed to the American Cancer Society," said Susie Bledsoe, chair of the Relay For Life State Leadership Council of Tennessee. "Relay For Life is well supported by Tennessee communities and we look forward to doing everything we can to help more people."
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event and was held in 127 communities across Tennessee in 2012, raising more than $8.5 million.
For more information about the American Cancer Society or Relay For Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org or relayforlife.org. To participate in Relay For Life visit relayforlife.org/bedfordtn.
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