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Opinion Letters Relay helps caregivers as well as survivors

As a Relay For Life participant, you probably know some special people who are showing their love as caregivers. Like cancer survivors, caregivers face a variety of issues in their personal cancer journeys, and they need help along the way. Your Relay For Life efforts help people facing cancer get well, including caregivers.

Caregivers can get free support 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (800)227-2345 or visiting our special caregiver section on Many caregivers find support from peers through our online Cancer Survivors Network. And, each month we host special telephone workshops for caregivers, featuring a variety of topics and experts.

Like all of our efforts to help people get well, our caregiver programs are offered free of charge, thanks to people like you who are fighting back against cancer through Relay For Life. We encourage you to take advantage of these support programs, or share them with someone you know who is caring for someone they love facing cancer. Thank you for all you are doing to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

Relay For Life of Highlands will take place Aug. 19, at the Highlands Recreation Park. We encourage our entire community to join us as we “Celebrate. Remember. & Fight Back.” Please visit our website to be totally informed about Highlands Relay 2011.

Ellen Bauman — Highlands, N.C.

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