The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of MidCoast is seeking volunteers — walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference — to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the next event.

A volunteer planning committee meeting will be held Oct. 10 in the Wave Café at Camden Hills Regional High School. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. The committee will begin the planning process for the Relay For Life event, which supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out 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 camp sites during Relay.

To join the Relay For Life of MidCoast Maine as a volunteer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345, or visit