Dr. Gordon Klatt, 1942-2014

By David Sampson

Dr. Gordon Klatt, Founder of Relay For Life

Gordon a�?Gordya�? Klatt, M.D., founder of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event passed away August 3, 2014, at the age of 71 from heart failure after battling stomach cancer.

Gordy was one-of-a-kind. He helped shape an idea that started off as one man running and walking a track, and turned it into a global phenomenon for saving lives in every corner of the world.

The Klatt family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Gordy Klatt Pay-If Research Endowment Fund, which supports cancer research.

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Source: American Cancer Society

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