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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Fairfield County’s Relay for Life®

Apr 29, 2011 01:07PM

Relay For Life®, the American Cancer Society's signature events, are held in many towns throughout Fairfield County in May and June. They are fun-filled overnight experiences designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer, when people celebrate survivors and remember those lost to cancer. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue. Teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. The events are held overnight to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps. The survivors' laps and the luminaria ceremony honor the people who have faced cancer firsthand, as well as those lost to this disease. Volunteers and donors support research, education, advocacy, and services that allow the American Cancer Society to offer help and hope. Sign up today to become a part of the Relay For Life® effort in your community.

Visit RelayForLife.org for more information about events nearest you.