In preparation for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, the Guam Regional Medical City and the American Cancer Society Guam Field Office invite middle and high school students on Guam to put their writing skills to the test. An essay contest will run through May 9 with the theme, “Finishing the fight against cancer starts with me.”
The essay contest aligns with the Guam Regional Medical City’s support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, taking place on May 23 -- “The Guam Regional Medical City is committed to treating Patients as Partners, and that includes engaging the community and especially young people in a manner that educates about the risk factors of cancer, cancer prevention, and cancer screening,” GRMC’s COO Gloria Long said.
Three middle school and three high school winners will each receive a cash prize ranging from $200 to $800. Essays must be typewritten and not exceed 800 words; they will be judged on originality, creativity, writing style and adherence to the theme. Full contest rules, registration, and parent permission forms are available at: www.facebook.com/RFLguam. Conditions do apply. Completed submissions (essay, registration and parent permission form) must be delivered to the American Cancer Society Field Office at 479 West O’Brien Drive, Suite 102, in Hagatna (Bank of Guam Santa Cruz Branch Building next to Julale Shopping Center), by Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Theresa Obispo, president of the American Cancer Society Advisory Board reminds students “It’s going to take all of us to finish the fight against cancer and you play a role in that fight. We look forward to seeing those ideas in your essays.”
For more information, contact Carlos Pangelinan at 649-4764 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.