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May 27, 2014 > Relay For Life fights for a cure

Relay For Life fights for a cure

Communities all across the country are gearing up once more for Relay For Life. The signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life unites people to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost to the disease, and fight to find a cure.

Teams of friends, families, and coworkers gather at local schools, parks, or fairgrounds to walk around a track overnight, with one team member on the track at all times, representing the fact that cancer never sleeps. Events include an inspiring Opening Ceremony; Survivors Lap; Luminaria Ceremony where brightly lit, decorated bags are placed to honor those lost and currently fighting cancer; Fight Back Ceremony symbolizing the commitment to family and community to fight cancer; and the Closing Ceremony to remember, celebrate, and recommit for another year. Games, food, and various activities are also available throughout the event to raise funds and have a great time throughout the day and night.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., and contributions are essential to the fight, ensuring ongoing research and support programs. The American Cancer Society has played an important role in nearly every major cancer research breakthrough of the past century, including mammography screening, bone marrow transplants, combination chemotherapy for childhood cancers, and the development of drugs to treat leukemia and breast cancer. In addition to raising much-needed funds, Relay For Life also raises awareness of the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and patient support.

Join the movement in your community and help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

To learn more about Relay For Life and find details for an event in your city, visit www.relayforlife.org. To learn about the programs and services of the American Cancer Society, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.

Relay For Life of Hayward
Saturday, May 31 Ð Sunday, Jun 1
10 a.m.
Alden E. Oliver Sports Park
2580 Eden Park Place, Hayward
Contact Kary Stowe
karystowe@gmail.com
(510) 862-0987

Relay For Life of Fremont
Saturday, Jun 21 Ð Sunday, Jun 22
10 a.m.
California School of the Deaf
39350 Gallaudet Dr, Fremont
Contact Courtney Cross
courtney.cross@cancer.org
(925) 934-7640 x318

Relay For Life of Milpitas
Saturday, Jun 21 Ð Sunday, Jun 22
9 a.m.
Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
Contact Gail Erwin
gailerwinca@yahoo.com

Relay For Life of Castro Valley
Saturday, Jul 19 Ð Sunday, Jul 20
9 a.m.
Canyon Middle School
19600 Cull Canyon Rd, Castro Valley
Contact Jackie Brennan, jbrennan@pacbell.net
or Anna Van Syckle, avansyckle@yahoo.com

Relay For Life of Newark
Saturday, Jul 19 Ð Sunday Jul 20
9 a.m.
Newark Memorial High School
39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark
Contact Kirsten Marshall
onlinechair.newarkrfl@gmail.com

Relay For Life of San Lorenzo
Saturday, Aug 9 Ð Sunday, Aug 10
9 a.m.
Arroyo High School
15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo
Contact Tim Castle
tcrelay@timcastle.net

Relay For Life of Union City
Saturday, Aug 23 Ð Sunday, Aug 24
9 a.m.
James Logan High School
1800 H St, Union City
Contact Nathan Ritchie
nathan.n.ritchie@gmail.com

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