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 raised 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!
Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking around a track or path a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are overnight, because cancer never sleeps, and each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
Every year, the Relay For Life movement raises more than $400 million. 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. They’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer, in the Westchester community and beyond.
The funds raised go to American Cancer Society programs that help cancer patients, such as Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better, Reach to Recovery, and free wig provision. Visit www.cancer.org for more information. What Makes Relay For Life Special? Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they overcome during the Survivors Lap. During the Luminaria Ceremony, they remember people lost to cancer, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer. Fight Back: The Fight Back Ceremony inspires Relay participants to take tangible action against a disease that has taken too much. So How Can You Join the Relay Movement? Join us at your local event! Relay For Life of New Rochelle May 15th, 2015 7pm- 7am Albert Leonard Middle School Sign up at www.relayforlife.org/newrochelleny. All are welcome to participate! For more information, Please contact Mark Catuogno Event Chair At 914-352-4800 or [email protected]