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July 11, 2017 > Saving lives and celebrating life

Saving lives and celebrating life

The American Cancer Society is on a mission: to save lives and celebrate life. Every single day. They are aided in this goal by communities around the world who take part in the world's largest volunteer-based fundraising event Ð Relay For Life.

Relay is a powerful tool, a time when stranger and friends band together, forming teams and donning purple to strike back at cancer. Teams gather at local schools or parks for up to 24 hours to walk or run around a track to raise money for cancer research. After an Opening Ceremony, cancer survivors take the first lap of the day, followed by a Caregivers Lap. Teams have a member on the track at all times to show that cancer never sleeps.

When dark falls, the Luminaria Ceremony is held, candles lighting personalized bags that represent a loved one lost to cancer, those currently fighting the disease, and honors the survivors who have overcome. This ceremony is an opportunity to grieve, but also symbolizes hope and perseverance, with an eye to a cancer-free future.

Food, games, and activities are also part of the event, with plenty of fun opportunities to take part and donate to the cause.

Join Relay For Life and your local community to support the fight against our biggest health threat.

To learn more, contact your local city representative or register online at http://relay.acsevents.org. Learn more about the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

Relay For Life of Castro Valley
Saturday, Jul 15
10 a.m.
Castro Valley High School
19400 Santa Maria Ave, Castro Valley
(510) 993-8537
brittany.yetter@cancer.org

Relay For Life of Newark
Saturday, Jul 15
10 a.m.
Newark Memorial High School
39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark
(925) 357-6505
grace.chang@cancer.org

Bark For Life of Hayward
Saturday, Jul 29
1 p.m.
Eden Greenway Dog Park
2133 Boca Raton St, Hayward
(510) 993-8537
brittany.yetter@cancer.org

Relay San Lorenzo
Saturday, Aug 12
9 a.m.
Arroyo High School
15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo
(510) 993-8536
jessi.norris@cancer.org

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