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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

The Kingsport Relay for Life Committee will have a Team Kickoff on Thursday, January 19 at 6 PM at RCAM.  This is an opportunity for people to find out about the Relay for Life event in Kingsport, learn about forming teams, and how they can help the American Cancer Society fund more research, help more victims and their families in Sullivan County.  Sullivan county has 4,648 cases of cancer diagnosed annually and over 400 deaths due to cancer each year.  In one day in Tennessee, 97 people will be diagnosed with cancer, 81 patients or families will stay at a Hope lodge (we are working on one in Johnson City), and 797 people will be seeking answers the American Cancer Society can provide with our help.  We would love to have a large crowd come to this fun and informative meeting.  The actual relay will June 1 and 2, 2012 in downtown Kingsport.    Thank you for helping to spread the word.




Doug Fabick

Successful Organizational Strategies


"We improve people and processes, because it's all about helping others."


Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.