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Relay For Life Family Gets ABC Home Makeover

Article date: January 23, 2010

On Sunday, January 31, at 8 p.m. EST, set your dial to ABC and gather with your local Relay For Life team, committee, or community to watch colon cancer survivor and Relay participant Tricia Creasey and her family on a special episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Tricia, a stage III colon cancer survivor and teacher, and husband, William, bought a “fixer-upper” in Lexington, N.C., prior to Tricia’s diagnosis. Her medical bills prevented them from making necessary renovations. Three fellow teachers nominated the Creaseys for the home makeover on ABC's popular reality show.

Relay volunteers in North Carolina put together a special Relay For Life event while the Creaseys' new home was being built. To celebrate the airing of this special episode, Relay participants are organizing "watch parties" in neighborhoods across the country.

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Learn more about Relay For Life.

Join a "watch party."

Learn more about ABC's Extreme Home Makeover.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® is an overnight event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember people who have lost their lives to the disease, and give people an opportunity to fight back against this disease. Held every year in nearly 5,100 communities throughout the U.S. and around the world, Relay is also the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event, raising money for cancer research and American Cancer Society programs that serve cancer survivors and their families.

To find out where you can join a "watch party" and kick off this year's Relay For Life fundraising efforts, visit RelayForLife.org. You can also join a national "watch party" through Facebook. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

 

Reviewed by: Members of the ACS Medical Content Staff


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