STORM RADIO VOICE TO EMCEE “RELAY FOR LIFE”
KEARNEY – The Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League announced today that team radio announcer John Meissner will emcee the 2007 American Cancer Society’s Buffalo County “Relay for Life.”
The event, that celebrates area cancer survivors while also helping to raise awareness and money for fighting the disease, will take place at the Kearney Catholic High School track on June 1-2. Meissner, who is a cancer survivor himself, will be the Master of Ceremonies for this year's event.
“It is truly an honor to be a part of this wonderfully powerful and moving event,” said Meissner. “To be able to join my fellow survivors to raise awareness of this dreaded disease and to show that a cancer diagnosis need not be a death sentence, is a privilege I look forward to with a great deal of anticipation.”
Theresa Baack, the chairman for the 14th annual Buffalo County “Relay for Life” said, “Cancer touches us all. I would guess that not one of us can say that we don't know anyone who has been touched by cancer. Many factors contribute to our susceptibility to this disease, some genetic, some not. But we can make a difference and improve our chances by not smoking, by protecting ourselves from sun exposure and by controlling our diets. We can also help ourselves and others by increasing awareness on preventative measures and during events such as these, by raising money to fund cancer research to find a cure. Perhaps, someday, people will not have to fear cancer.”
This year's event begins with on-site registration at 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. Relay events, including a survivors’ dinner, live auction, music and other entertainment, as well as teams representing groups from around Buffalo County walking throughout the night begins at 6 p.m.
For more information on the 2007 American Cancer Society Buffalo County “Relay for Life” can visit the event's official website at http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=191372.