Gary Bush named honorary chair for ACS Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization, has selected Gary Bush to serve as honorary chair for the Relay For Life of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay scheduled for Mar. 1, 2014.

Bush is a youth sports coach and science teacher at Miami Southridge Senior High. In April 2013, he was rushed to the emergency room and diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer. He is undergoing treatment for the disease and with the help of his wife, Michele, an assistant principle at Coconut Palm Academy, will continue the fight as a survivor.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life brings together teams from local businesses, schools, churches and families for food, fun, music, entertainment and a night under the stars — while team members take turns walking on a track. All money raised from the Relay For Life of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay will go to cancer research, education, advocacy and service. This year’s theme is “World’s Fair 2014.” Each team picks a country to represent and the fun and fundraising begins.

Along with his honorary chair position this year, Gary and his friends and family are Team Norway. They will join all the Relay participants on Mar. 1 at Evelyn Greer Park, eating foods from “around the world” while enjoying live entertainment, a silent auction and a Kidz Zone.

If you want to start a team or donate, go to <www.RelayforLife.org/ PinecrestFL>. For information about Relay For Life or about cancer, call toll-free anytime 1-800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society website at <www.cancer.org>.

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