The time is right to participate in the 24th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County.  Teams, individual participants and cancer survivors may go to to register. The countywide event is fast approaching on Friday, June 22, at Veterans Memorial Park in Cozad. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will wrap up at midnight.
  A spellbinding theme of “A Cure Is A Magical Thing” promises an evening of local wizardry aimed at making cancer disappear forever.  Deejay Steve Cloutre of North Platte returns for an encore performance and will charm the crowd with his fun and energetic entertainment. The event also will feature a survivor meal and fun activities throughout the evening.
  Event Chairperson Reuben Hoff of Cozad is eager to see the magic of Dawson County’s cancer fighting communities. “I believe that every person who is fighting cancer, been newly diagnosed, fought the battle and won or lost is either giving or has given a touch of magic to someone,” Hoff said. “Only this magic is that of love and hope that makes ones spirit want to keep on fighting to see what another day will bring. To keep on fighting until that day that no matter the type of cancer we can simply wave the wand and it will be gone to never been seen again. So that we can all experience a magical life where cancer no longer holds the fear of a death sentence but yet is treated just as easily as the common cold.”
  The next Relay For Life of Dawson County meeting for committee members, team captains and all interested individuals will be Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cozad Library. Plan to attend to be prepared for the June 22 event.
  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national fundraising activity. Teams of eight to 15 members gather to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches… people from all walks of life. Teams host fundraisers prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.
  The event raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease. Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this community event, as a volunteer or as a participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer.
  For more information about the event or to volunteer, contact Hoff at 308-325-1314. To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s research, prevention, advocacy, patient services, and early detection programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit