Do you know someone that has been affected by cancer? Relay for Life is your opportunity to join the fight against this horrible disease. Relay for Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. It is a celebration of life for survivors, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and gives everyone a chance to make a difference for the future. Last year, we had 33 teams from the community, 95 Cancer Survivors attend the Survivorship Reception and 635 luminaries lit the track. Overall the teams raised more than $80,000.
This year Relay for Life in Norwalk is on Friday July 10 through Saturday July 11. Teams will be camping out at Whitney Field and take turns walking or running around the track, relay style, for 24 hours. If you are a cancer survivor, or know of someone who is, please join us on Friday evening at 5 p.m. for our survivorship reception.
Your strength and courage will help the community see that cancer survivorship is real that we are making progress in the battle against cancer. When the sun goes down, hundreds of luminaries light the way under the stars to remember those lost to cancer, those fighting cancer, and those who have fought cancer and won. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight.
While we are raising much-needed funds, we are also raising awareness of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support. Relay brings people together from all walks of life with the common goal of eliminating cancer. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. This event is free and open to the public. Join us for games, food and entertainment! If you would like information about joining a relay team, starting your own team, or further details about relay, contact: Cathy McGinn at firstname.lastname@example.org, Kathy Hammersmith at email@example.com, or Jill Watson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.