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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life teams are assembling for this year’s annual Relay for Life at the Ralph Clements Athletic Field in Dansville, welcoming all to call in and register runners and walkers.
According to a press release from Relay for Life Community Manager Mackenzie Howe, the American Cancer Society is recruiting teams from businesses, schools, families, places of worship, and more to participate in the Relay For Life of Livingston County event, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on June 13.
“The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all,” said Bonnie Snyder, Livingston County Relay for Life volunteer. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Each new team that registers brings us one step closer to saving more lives.”
The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up campsites at schools, parks or fairgrounds and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. Cancer survivors and caregivers take a celebratory first lap to start each event. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide in 2014. Last year, 254 people participated in Livingston County and raised $47,000 all to support the Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer.
Teams and individuals can sign up for the Relay For Life event by visiting the Relay for Life of Livingston County at Dansville website or by calling Mackenzie Howe at 607-857-3154.
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