Monday, March 18, 2013

Register Your American Cancer Society Relay For Life Team Today

Redmond, WA – March 18, 2013 – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Redmond/Kirkland gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting or by calling 1-800-227-2345.

            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 this exciting team event. Relay For Life takes place from 12noon on June 1 until 8am on June 2 at Redmond High School.  Read More >>

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, 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 prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

            "Relay For Life brings communities together and draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer,” said Beth Dotson and Michelle Casey, Relay For Life of Redmond/Kirkland volunteer event co-chairs. “Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves, or supported a loved one in their battle. Their involvement brings hope that, together, we can make a difference and see the day that cancer is eliminated!" 

            Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available at or by calling 425-404-2248.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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