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Relay For Life Of Machias Kickoff

Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 2:27 p.m.

On Thursday, January 10, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Machias will officially get underway as cancer survivors, caregivers, families, schools, companies, faith-based civic organizations, and anyone interested in helping in the fight against cancer are invited to gather at the Machias Savings Bank Community Room at 6pm for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. Anyone interested in forming a team, volunteering for the event, or learning more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend. The 5th annual Relay For Life of Machias is scheduled for April 19 at Reynolds Gym at the University Of Maine at Machias.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. People from all walks of

life come together with a shared mission of furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. At Relay, teams of people camp out and take turns walking around a track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay.

The American Cancer Society impacts the lives of those touched by cancer within the community by supporting vital, cutting-edge cancer research; providing cancer patients with

services such as transportation to treatment, free lodging at our Hope Lodge, and round the clock support at our national cancer information center available at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night; publishing lifesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control; and developing a new generation of medicines that help those battling cancer.

For more information about the Relay For Life of Machias, or to find out how to volunteer, please join us at the Relay Kickoff! More information can also be found at our website, http://relayforlife.org/machiasme. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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