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June 6, 2006 > Relay For Life- Union City kick-off reception

Relay For Life- Union City kick-off reception

by Julie Grabowski

People who have felt the leaden touch of cancer in their lives will begin running and walking this month in Relay For Life events throughout the Bay Area. Partnered with the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life is a 20+ year tradition dedicated to raising money for cancer research, supporting those facing the disease, celebrating survivors and remembering those that have been lost.  Teams comprised of friends, family, and co-workers gather at various locations to run, walk, or jog for 24 hours, fuelled by the hope of one day eliminating cancer.

Union City will host a kick-off reception on Tuesday, June 6 at the Ruggieri Senior Center leading to their first Relay For Life event on August 5.  The reception is a free evening designed to get people together; those belonging to a team, those interested in joining one, or those looking to be sponsors.  Over Starbucks coffee and muffins attendees can watch a video explaining how Relay For Life works, pick up literature, and talk to organizers and past participants.  The intent is to get cancer survivors aware of the relay and all of the programs (many of them free) available through the American Cancer Society, and to educate the public on the various forms of cancer among us.

Other Relay For Life events in the area: 

Relay For Life of Union City Kick-Off Reception
Tuesday, June 6
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Ruggieri Senior Center
33955 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City
For more information call (925) 934-7640, or go to

Newark-Fremont, Bank Night
Wednesday, June 21
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Besaro Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
4141 Deep Creek Road, Fremont

Tri-Cities event day information:

Relay For Life of Milpitas
Friday, June 23-Saturday, June 24
6:00 p.m.-10:00 a.m.
Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas
(408) 871-1062

Relay For Life of Newark-Fremont
Saturday, June 24-Sunday, June 25
9 a.m.-9 a.m.
Newark Memorial High School
39375 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 794-1938

Relay For Life of Union City
Saturday, August 5-Sunday, August 6
10:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
James Logan High School
1800 H St., Union City
(925) 934-7640

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