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Join Scotland Health in Raising Awareness and Funds for the American Cancer Society

Scotland Health is extending an invitation to the community to join a special event in support of Scotland County’s Relay For Life fundraiser. Dubbed “Turn Lauchwood Drive Purple”, the ceremony aims to raise awareness about cancer and raise much needed funds for the American Cancer Society. The event will take place at Scotland Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2023, starting at 4:00pm. 

During a brief ceremony, participants will have the opportunity to help decorate Lauchwood Drive with vibrant purple bows and signs that have been generously donated by the community. Purple is a well-known symbol of hope associated with Relay For Life, making it a fitting choice for this event.  Kona Ice will be on-hand providing sweet treats for guests to enjoy courtesy of Scotland Health.

The bows, business signs, and memorial/honorarium signs will adorn Lauchwood Drive for an entire week, from September 28th to October 6th. Following that, they will be moved to Pate Stadium at Scotland High School for the annual Relay For Life event, set to take place on Friday, October 6th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm featuring The Tams sponsored by Scotland Health.

There is no cost to attend the Lauchwood Drive event, but individuals can support the Scotland Health Relay Team’s efforts by purchasing the bows or signs, which are already on sale.

For every $5 donated to the Scotland Health team, a bow will be placed on Lauchwood Drive, creating a visually striking display of community support. Additionally, signs can be purchased for $100, with all proceeds going towards the American Cancer Society. These signs will then be displayed at the Relay For Life event on October 6th, as well as during the prior week on Lauchwood Drive as part of the "Turn Lauchwood Drive Purple" campaign.  Signs can simply show a business or individual’s support for Relay, highlight someone’s fight against cancer, or remember a lost loved one.

The Relay For Life fundraiser is an essential event that brings together communities from all walks of life, promoting unity and compassion. By engaging in these activities, participants not only show their support for cancer patients and survivors but also contribute directly to research, advocacy, and patient support programs led by the American Cancer Society.

To show your support for Relay For Life, visit to donate bows or signs and be a part of this significant movement. By coming together as a community, we can empower each other and make a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer.