Relay For Life set to kick-off Jan. 24The American Cancer Society, the nation's leading voluntary health organization, is looking for a few volunteers for its national signature activity, Relay For Life, June 2 and 3. Walkers and runners, cancer survivors, community leaders, team captains and all community members are invited to become a part of the Hudson-Stow Relay For Life, now in its ninth year. The kick-off meeting will take place Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in Room A211 at Hudson High School, located at 2500 Hudson-Aurora Road. All new and existing teams are encouraged to attend, as well as anyone interested in being involved in any way. Support job and on-site fundraising signups also will be available. This year, the Hudson-Stow Relay will take place at the Hudson High School track from 9 a.m. June 2 until 9 a.m. June 3. This will represent a change from the traditional Friday evening to Saturday evening times. "We are ecstatic about the time change for Relay For Life," said event co-chair Beth Abriatis. "We hope that starting in the morning will encourage families to come and see what Relay is all about and that they'll stay and be a part of the moving ceremonies in the evening."Teams at the event will have at least one walker on the track at all times and will raise funds from now until the event to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Throughout the 24 hours, attendees will enjoy a variety of entertainment, including live bands, recorded music, demonstrations and food. Many teams sell food and other items or conduct games with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Event co-chair Dianna Palmeri said she is "very excited to get the ball rolling for the 2007 Relay. Last year, our teams raised over $296,000, which ranks us second in the state of Ohio, and we hope to pass the $300,000 mark this year."For more information, call Beth at 330-656-9399 or Dianna at 330-342-7159 or attend the Kick-Off Jan. 24.