• Cancer survivors make the first lap to start the 2015 Relay For Life. Jack County will not host a relay this year, but hopes to bring the event back soon.

Relay takes a hiatus, survivor dinner still on

Taking a year off, this year’s Jack County Relay for Life is still trying to stay active and vital.

Spokesperson Michele Martin said Wednesday the regional chapter of the American Cancer Society really didn’t give the Jack County group much of a choice but to cancel the event for a year.

“We were not given the opportunity to do one (for this year),” Martin said. “They didn’t give us a reason why either, but we’re hoping to ramp back up in a year or so.”

As an alternative to the annual RFL event, organizers are planning a Survivor and Caregiver Celebration Dinner, scheduled for June 22 at 6 p.m. at the Jacksboro First United Methodist Church. All cancer survivors and one caregiver per survivor are invited to attend.

To RSVP for the dinner, call or text Martin at 940-507-1843 before June 9. A head count for the dinner as well as a T-shirt size for each survivor is requested when RSVP-ing. 

Those planning to attend are asked to fill out the registration form enclosed with the invitation and bring it to the dinner. Those that cannot attend are asked to fill out the form to keep records updated and send it to Martin, P.O.Box 374, Jacksboro, 76458.

Invitations and registration forms are going out this week. Those that didn’t receive one or are newly diagnosed with cancer are asked to contact Martin at the above number.

“This dinner is in lieu of our normal Relay for Life event,” Martin stated. “We would still want to recognize and honor each of you in this way.”

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