SMITHS STATION, Ala. — The city of Smiths Station has declared May 9, 2008 as "Relay for Life Day" in support of the American Cancer Society's war against cancer and the celebration life and victory over the disease.
Smiths Station Mayor LaFaye Dellinger signed a proclamation on April 1 signifying the designation.
Nan Galik of the Lee County Relay for life was in attendence for the event at the Smiths Station Government Center on Lee Road 430.
"We encourage everybody to support Relay for Life and the fight against cancer," said Dellinger.
The city will also observe "Paint the Town Purple" Week in May 5-9 and encourages everyone to show their support for the event by placing purple bows on their doors.
Galik said Relay for Life is hoping for the continued support of the community, especially through support for the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. May 9 and conclude at 6 a.m. CDT at the Southern Union Junior College track in Opelika.