Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Team Captains Needed for Relay For Life


Bridgewater- Every lap counts at the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater. Join a Relay For Life team and take part in a celebration of cancer survivorship. Local residents are encouraged to join with their community and take steps to raise the vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer. The next Team Captain's meeting is set for 7:15pm on March thirteenth on the upstairs floor of St. Basil’s  Catholic Center at Bridgewater State University.  The American Cancer Society's annual Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater is set for June 15-16 at Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School. This year will have an Olympic theme!

The Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater is currently seeking local residents to serve as team captains and/or team members. Relay For Life teams raise money by gathering sponsors to support their participation in the Relay. Over $7,000 has already been raised! Teams of walkers keep a continuous presence on a local school track throughout the overnight event, walking in shifts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society programs. Anyone interested in finding out more about Relay For Life is welcome to attend the meeting.
The Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater is a community event bringing together teams of families, friends, religious groups, neighborhoods, and businesses, all with the goal of celebrating progress in the fight against cancer, remembering those lost to cancer, and helping fund research for the future. Residents from all surrounding towns are also encouraged to attend. 

Society's signature activity that takes place in thousands of communities nationwide. This unique, overnight, community event allows individuals from all walks of life to join in the fight against cancer. Funds raised benefit American Cancer Society programs of research, education, advocacy, and local patient services.

For more information about relay For Life, how to volunteer, or for more information about cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.

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