The American Cancer Society announced its honorary chairpersons for Lauderdale County's 2011 Relay for Life. Margaret McCay and Bettye Hearns will serve in that capacity.
Organizers say this year's event is especially important, because Lauderdale County's Relay is the only one in the state taking part in an important cancer study, called CPS 3.
"It's the counter preventative study, that we are doing to help with research and preventative measures, to have people participate who have not been diagnosed with cancer," said Gina Conner, event chairman. "They can participate for the rest of their lifetime."
This year's Relay is set for May 6 at Northeast Recreational Complex.