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Shelby county Relay For Life Raises $53K

The members of the Shelbyville Rotary Club held their weekly meeting on Monday, August 15th.

The program was conducted by Ms. Lesa Brandt with the American Cancer Society. Brandt reported on the recent Relay for Life August 5th and 6th event at Shelbyville Forest Park. $53,000.00 was raised and reported by the different teams, with the Shelby Memorial Hospital Team achieving a top total of over $10,000.00.

Brandt explained that individuals interested in becoming more involved with the American Cancer Society in Shelby County could attend the next meeting being held Monday Aug 29th, at the Senior Center 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Shelbyville Public Library. This meeting at the Senior Center is a Wrap-Up Meeting of the Relay Event with plans being made for next year.

Part of the funding goes to research projects and eight research projects are currently being done in the state of Illinois.

Patient Services are also provided in the area as well as rides are arranged for individuals in the area to community hospitals and other providers.

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