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April 16, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTERS — For April 16

Support Floyd County Relay for Life

 

We have seen many changes take place in politics and our economy. However, one constant is that many people are battling cancer and many others are supporting their loved ones each and every day. These realities make dollars donated and hours volunteered to the American Cancer Society in Floyd County so important.

Local volunteers are a huge part of the nationwide effort to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. But additional volunteers are needed to help in this effort. Plans are under way for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Floyd County, set for June 7 and 8 at New Albany High School. 

Money raised at Relay For Life helps the American Cancer Society’s mission of helping people stay well and get well, finding cures and fighting back against cancer. Relay For Life supports the Society’s vital research efforts as well as programs for patients, including transportation assistance and free lodging at Hope Lodge facilities. Relay For Life also makes it possible for the American Cancer Society to provide helpful information on cancer, treatments, support services and more 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 1-800-227-2345 and cancer.org.

Now is the time for Floyd County individuals, families, groups, churches and businesses to join in the fight against cancer through Relay For Life. Celebrate those survivors. Remember those loved ones no longer here. Pledge to fight back against this disease. Form a team and volunteer for the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life today. Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/floydin for more information on local opportunities.

 

— Jan McCauley, Floyd County Relay For Life of Floyd County Event Chair 

 

Conservation organizations against Senate Bill 487

 

Representatives of the undersigned sporting and conservation organizations thank Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long for his recent public stand decrying canned hunting. His comments on shooting domestic deer in enclosures expose the unethical practices that occur behind hunting preserve fences. Long’s comments couldn’t have come at a better time.

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