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Paint the town purple for Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society will "Paint the Town Purple" in celebration of its annual Relay For Life of Rockdale County April 26 event rallying towards their 2014 goal of $113,000.

Businesses and residents can show their support in the fight against cancer by ordering a purple bow to place on their property. The bows are available for a suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds will benefit the work of the American Cancer to save lives from cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Orders are requested to be put in by April 14. The bows will be available for pickup on April 18 from 4-6 p.m. and April 19th from 9-11 a.m. at Wells Fargo off 138 near Target.

For more information on Relay For Life or to order your purple bow, contact Julie Singleton at 404-660-0461 or

This year's Relay For Life of Rockdale will be held at the Rockdale Government Building, formerly known as the Old Maxell Building, 1400 Parker Road, on April 26, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups - people from all walks of life - all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost, and fighting back against the disease. Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their Relay.

To find out how to join as a team, visit or contact Julie Singleton at juliesing2000@ for more information.