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Relay for Life takes place Friday at Whitney Field

• Jul 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM

More than 300 participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Norwalk at Whitney Field on Friday to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

The event starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

Last year, 2.7 million Relay for Life participants at about 3,500 events throughout the United States raised more than $279 million. These funds help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, including developing break-through therapies, building supportive communities, providing empowering resources and deploying activists to raise awareness.

Area residents can be a part of Relay For Life of Norwalk by attending Friday’s event and supporting all of the cancer survivors and their caregivers by cheering them on during the opening ceremony at 4 p.m. Visit all of the teams and support their fundraising efforts.

The North Star Dance Central Dance Starz will come out at 5:30 p.m.Starting at 7 p.m., Michael Mage will perform magic tricks for everyone to enjoy. The Relay For Life teams also will have great treats for the children. As they take a lap around the track, they can trick-or-treat as they scare away cancer.

For a $10 donation, attenders will receive a luminaria bag that will line the track in memory of or in honor of a loved one. That event will begin at about 9 p.m.

Relay For Life of Norwalk is supported by many local businesses and organizations, including Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Mickey Mart, Norweco, Sheri’s Coffee House, IBEW Local 129, Insurance Services, Julie S. Roberts & Daniel T. Stewart DDS, Zimmerman Brown Cup Farms LLC, Tom’s Auto Repair Inc, Bungard-Mack Insurance Agency, Wakeman Laundromat & Car Wash and Firelands Electric Cooperative. Also receiving recognition are Miller’s IGA, Norwalk Eagles, VFW Firelands Post 2743, WKFM 96.1-95.3 and FM 97.7. 

For more information, visit RelayForLife.org or relayforlife.org/norwalk.

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