The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


American Cancer Society Day

Key West Mayor Craig Cates urged the community to "finish the fight" against cancer by proclaiming American Cancer Society Day during Tuesday's City Commission meeting.

Local chapter board members and volunteers joined Carrie Helliesen to receive the proclamation and acknowledge the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life, launched by the Society in 1985, has become the largest grassroots fundraising event in the world. And those funds have served to make a dent in the casualties of the disease. In 2012, the American Cancer Society reported cancer death rates declined by 20 percent, which translates into 1.2 million lives saved.