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Scrapbook fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life

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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 4:30 am

The Scrapbooking Sisters of Killeen, a registered team of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, is hosting the first-ever scrapbook fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the organization’s cancer research efforts.

The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be at the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors, 306 Mary Jane Drive, Killeen.

“It’s an opportunity to come and sit down and enjoy the fellowship of other women to support Relay for Life,” said team captain Mona Smalley. “We share stories of survival and enjoy each other’s company.”

All spaces are filled for the scrapbooking activities, but the public is invited to browse merchandise from a number of local vendors who will be on hand, Smalley said.

Several cancer survivors have donated items to be raffled off during the event. All of the money donated by vendors will go to Relay for Life.

Local restaurants Chick Fil-A, Bobby Lupo’s and Shipley’s Donuts are donating food for the event, which is free for all guests.

Smalley said the fundraiser is a way to let people know things can be done to help those suffering with the disease.

“You hear about cancer so often now, like a common cold,” she said. “Everybody I know has someone in their immediate circle who has cancer and we need to bring awareness to it. Saving lives starts with participating and joining a team and every dollar helps.”

Smalley hopes to raise enough money to rent a larger space for next year’s event where more people will have the opportunity to participate in the scrapbooking.

For more information call Mona Smalley at 254-291-1737.

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