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Do you want to help finish the fight against cancer?

Do you want to help finish the fight against cancer?

by Kim Dinsdale, American Cancer Society

KING5.com

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM


Join the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, the world’s largest movement to raise funds to find a cure and finish the fight to end cancer.

When we as a Puget Sound community join together and walk, we are bigger than cancer. When we stand together and take action, we are a movement that will impact how future generations will treat and prevent cancer. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
Most teams will fundraise leading up to the event, but some teams will also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during the Relay. The American Cancer Society puts these donations to work, investing in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. We're fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer, in the Puget Sound community and everyone else's worldwide.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Walk in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. There are more than 5,000 events across the country, with over 50 taking place right here throughout the Puget Sound. Find your community event at RelayForlife.org.

What can you expect to see at a Relay For Life event in your community?


 
 

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