Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Families and Friends of Bridgewater Lakeville Middleboro Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer

Bridgewater, MA – Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Bridgewater Lakeville Middleboro gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School on June 17 at 3pm.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay 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.

This year’s event will be held on the track at 415 Center Street. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6PM. During this part of the event participants celebrate survivorship and the advances being made in cancer research.

Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown at 9pmhonoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. In addition, there will be a slideshow tribute to survivors and those who have lose their battle to cancer. To submit a photo please email Alicia Fortin at afortin@btvaccess.com.

To learn more, locate a Relay For Life event and find out how you may form a team and get involved, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit RelayForLife.org.

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