Relay For Life 2012
Published: May 30, 2012
SURVIVORS CELEBRATED, LOVED ONES REMEMBERED AT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE
Hundreds of participants will come together on Friday June 8 in Oakland to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers and pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Franklin Lakes, Oakland & Wyckoff event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
WHO: The American Cancer Society, hundreds of volunteers, walkers, families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools, companies, individuals and teams
WHAT: The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Franklin Lakes, Oakland & Wyckoff is an overnight celebration where people take turns walking, running or otherwise circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. You don’t need to be a track star to be a winner in this race for life. The idea is to enjoy your time, dance, play games, and enjoy the presence of others all while raising money to fight cancer, and provide services to cancer patients and their families. One of the many highlights of the event is the luminaria service or candlelight vigil held at nightfall to honor cancer survivors and caregivers and to remember those lost to cancer.
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life reminds us that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten and that those who face cancer will always be supported. More than anything it makes us hopeful that one day, cancer will be eliminated for good. This event is therapy for the mind, spirit and the heart. Since 1985, Relay For Life has spread to over 5,000 communities in the U.S. and has become a worldwide movement, taking place in over 25 countries.
WHERE: Indian Hills High School, Oakland NJ
WHEN: June 8-9, 2012
Opening Ceremony & Survivor Lap: 7:00pm
Luminaria Ceremony: 10:00pm
Fight Back Ceremony: 1:00am
Closing Ceremony: 5:00am
HOW: Register at www.relayforlife.org/indianhillsnj
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives and help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; being a support system for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer; and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.
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