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American Cancer Society

Relay for Life brings in more than $33K

Organizers for the Oxford-Lafayette Relay for Life say the past weekend’s event was successful, in both raising money for the American Cancer Society and community involvement. (May 8, 2012, Page 2)

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    Ole Miss, MSU team together to beat cancer

    The Ole Miss Relay for Life will be held April 13 at the University of Mississippi. The goal is to raise $45,000 for the American Cancer Society. (March 27, 2012, Page 3)

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      5K run to benefit cancer patients

      The University of Mississippi will be hosting the annual Relay for Life fundraising 5K Run for a Cure on Aug. 27. (August 22, 2011, Page 5A)

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        Local celebrities to serve diners Thursday night at The Ravine

        Local celebrities will take orders, serve customers and entertain for tips Thursday during the American Cancer Society’s Celebrity Waiter fundraiser at The Ravine. (August 9, 2011, Page 1)

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          Organizers gear up for Relay for Life

          The Relay of Life for Oxford-Lafayette County is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. May 6 in front of J.C. Penney’s department store on West Jackson Avenue in the old Oxford Mall parking lot. So far, the event has raised close to $50,000 in donations. (April 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Ole Miss Relay for Life set for weekend

            The  Ole Miss Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. at the Circle on campus and go all night until 6 a.m. Saturday. There are 36 teams signed up to participate with 322 people participating. As of Tuesday, the teams have raised about $20,000 collectively. (March 23, 2011, Page 3)

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              Fun run to benefit breast cancer patients

              The Pink Dress Run will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Square. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the run which will begin at the Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard and end at the Square. And of course, participants are asked to wear pink.

              Registration fees will give participants a pink VIP band that allows them to take advantage of several post-race discounts at participating Square businesses.

              For more information on how to register for the run or participate as a sponsor, visit pinkdressrun.com or call Ott at 801-6922 or send an e-mail to valorie_ott@bellsouth.net or williamhwatts@gmail.com. (October 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Prostate cancer screening

                Trying to sift through medical literature can be overwhelming. Oxford Eagle columnist Dr. Keith Mansel reviews new screening tests and risk factors on one of the most commonly occuring cancers in American men. (July 22, 2010, Page 12A)

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                  Basketball tournament to raise funds for cancer research

                  Spots are still open for a three-on-three basketball tournament planned for later this month in hopes of raising money to support the American Cancer Society.
                  Hoops 4 Hope is sponsored by the Metcalf-Holden Foundation and Verve LLC and will be held on May 29 at the Oxford Activity Center. (May 14, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Rain won’t delay Relay

                    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Friday with a dinner honoring cancer survivors in the Oxford High School cafeteria. Original plans are to then move the Relay events to the OHS football field. However, a 70-percent chance of rain Friday night could force organizers to move the event to the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. (April 28, 2010, Page 1)

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