Monday, January 13, 2014

Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater



On Monday, February 10, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater will officially get underway as cancer survivors, caregivers, families, schools, companies, faith-based and civic organizations gather at the St. Basil’s Chapel (122 Park Ave) on the Bridgewater State University campus at 7pm for a kick-off rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. People from all walks of life come together with a shared mission of furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local 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. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. This year, more than 95 Relay For Life events are happening across Massachusetts. For more information about Relay For Life in your community please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org.

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater scheduled for June 13-14 at Bridgewater-Raynham High School. Anyone interested in forming a team, volunteering for the event, joining the planning committee, or just learning more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend.

Relay For Life events in Massachusetts help enable the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community by supporting vital, cutting-edge cancer research; providing cancer patients with services such as transportation to treatment, free lodging at our Hope Lodge, and round the clock support at our national cancer information center available at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night; publishing lifesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control; and developing a new generation of medicines that help those battling cancer.

For more information about the Relay For Life of Greater Bridgewater, to find out how to volunteer, or to RSVP for the Relay Kick-off, please contact Monica Querzoli at maquerzoli@comcast.net, or Lisa Curley at BuzzCurl@comcast.net. More information can also be found at www.relayforlife.org

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, the Society fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer in the community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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