Ellsworth relay to benefit those with cancer

Posted May 22, 2012, at 9:55 p.m.

ELLSWORTH — Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in the Relay For Life, 4 p.m. Friday, June 1, to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Ellsworth Middle School track.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the venue with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold fundraisers at their campsites during the relay.

“Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer,” said Marc Applebee, volunteer tri-chairman for the event. “Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps brings hope that together we can eliminate cancer as a major health problem.”

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available at RelayForLife.org/hancockme or by calling 800-227-2345.

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