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Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.

No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay. To participate, form a team, or dedicate a luminaria at your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life, please call 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:

• Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.
• Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.
• Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.

There is not a required amount of money to raise in order to participate in Relay For Life.  The American Cancer Society's recommendation is for each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100.  If you raise more, that's even better.  If you do not raise $100, you are still welcome to participate.  We're glad to have you.  The only requirement to participate in Relay For Life is the $10 registration/commitment fee (per person) that is due upon registration.   Please verify the registration fee with your local office, as some Relays may differ.  After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted.

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review by . July 23, 2009
posted in Social Good
Just last weekend, I participated in my fourth Relay for Life, my second one as a Team Captain for my team.  I have known Relay for Life to be one of the strongest most empowering events that I have participated in throughout my time fighting cancer, and surprsingly, each year out does the last!  Losing a parent to cancer, I've been motivated to stay involved, and Relay for Life allows me each time to do just that in a postive and hopeful way.       Here are three reasons …
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