Monday, November 9, 2009

Relay for Life Committee Meeting

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bridgewater/Lakeville/Middleboro committee is holding a meeting on November 16th at 7PM in the downstairs of St. Basil's Catholic Center on the Bridgewater State Campus to share with residents the importance of Relay for Life in saving lives from cancer.

Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a funfilled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones, commit to fight back through healthy lifestyle changes and raise money for the fight against cancer.

"Relay for LIfe is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fundraiser," said Monica Querzoli, Co-Chair for the committee. "Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event as a volunteer or participant have made a commitment to fight back against this disease and let the community know that you can beat cancer."

Teams of eight to fifteen members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest grassroots fundraising event in the nation. Relay for Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and communities. Teams seek sponsorship prior to the Relay, all with the goal of eliminating cancer.

For more information on the November 16th meeting or if you would like to volunteer on the Relay for Life committee, please email Monica Querzoli at maquerzoli@comcast.net.

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