Relay for Life is Friday, May 19

Relay for Life is Friday, May 19

Relay for Life is Friday, May 19

Together we can be part of the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission to make a difference and stop cancer in its tracks by raising critical funds for life saving research studies, crucial patient care programs, education and prevention initiatives. She stated, "Chambers County is a great community and we look forward to watching this relay grow".

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

The goal for the 24-hour event, which ran from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday on Warren's Courthouse Square, was $288,000, said Phil O'Hara of Howland, lead chairman of the event.

Despite rainy conditions heading into the weekend, Relay For Life events went on as planned in Lebanon and Cumberland counties.

Activities start at 4 p.m. with the Opening Ceremony.

Relay for Life of Cy-Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20. As the survivors walk, other participants will cheer them on in a demonstration of support and celebration.

The overnight relay event also provides an opportunity to celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Throughout the event, teams can continue fundraising, play games, enjoy entertainment and learn more about advocacy. Many people participating in the event have suffered themselves from the insidious disease or some member of their family have suffered cancer and died and all come for the same reason. Last year, Relay for Life events in the United States raised over 279 million dollars.

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