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Ronda Rich to keynote Cancer Survivor Dinner

The American Cancer Society and Piedmont Fayette Hospital will host its annual Cancer Survivor Dinner on Friday, May 10, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be at a new location: New Hope Baptist Church South Campus, 1563 Joel Cowan Parkway, located at the corner of Ga. highways 74 and 85.

Special guest Ronda Rich, best-selling author and syndicated columnist, whose column appears each week in The Citizen, will share an emotionally inspiring message delivered with her signature heart-warming humor and Southern charm. Cancer survivors and their caregivers will be inspired by Rich’s powerful and encouraging message of hope against all odds.

This Cancer Survivor Dinner is a celebration to honor the lives of Fayette County residents who have survived cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure. The theme for this year’s event — “Cruisin’ for a Cure” — offers a complimentary dinner aboard a cruise ship atmosphere to each cancer survivor attendee and his or her caregiver/guest.

All Fayette cancer survivors are invited to attend regardless of when they were diagnosed with cancer- whether recently or many years ago.

Reservations can be made now through May 1 by calling 770-632-6931 or email tricia.d.dunlap@cancer.org. Invitees are encouraged to RSVP early as seating is limited.

“The Cancer Survivors’ Dinner and Relay For Life brings the Fayette community together to celebrate life and give hope to those who have had a personal journey with cancer,” said Jennifer Gibson, senior community manager with the American Cancer Society. We appreciate the support from Piedmont Healthcare and Piedmont Fayette Hospital to make this event possible; and so meaningful to cancer survivors in Fayette County.”

The event will be held at will be held in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a community event bringing together teams of families, friends, churches, neighborhoods, and businesses — all with the same goal of curing cancer.

The Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Fayette County High School from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information or to register for Relay for Life visit relayforlife.org/fayettecountyga.

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