Lebanon County's event had over 90 registered teams and raised over $300,000 for the American Cancer Society.
On Saturday, May 20th at 3 p.m. through Sunday, May 21st at 7 a.m.at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck Relay for Life will be " Dreaming of a Cure" by walking/running for a world with less cancer.
The whole event will be streamed online, with the link placed on the Relay for Life Facebook page. Our guy, Principal Chisum, is one scrappy competitor.
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Relay For Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them.
Locally, more than $12,000 had been raised for Saturday's event by early May.
This community driven overnight fundraising event has teams camp out around a track and take turns walking or running to symbolize the fact that cancer never sleeps. Other events throughout the evening include the Survivor's Lap, the Caregiver's Lap and the Luminaria Ceremony.
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The event, known as a Relay For Life, is one of nine such cancer support events in CT over the weekend, according to a release. The money goes toward the American Cancer Society to fund research, education, programs and services.
Almost 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.
The opening ceremony and cancer survivors' lap kicks off the event at 6 p.m. Friday. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the USA during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800- 227-2345.
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