Kick-off meeting set for Oxford Hills Relay For Life

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NORWAY – The annual Relay For Life event in Oxford Hills will be featured at a relay kick-off at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, hosted by the Stephens Memorial Hospital in the Harper Conference Center.

The Relay For Life will be held at Gouin Field on June 1 and 2. Anyone interested in joining the planning committee, becoming a team captain, volunteering or finding out more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend the kick-off.

Relay teams representing families, clubs, religious organizations, neighborhoods and corporations will join the race to beat cancer by celebrating survivorship and taking turns walking around the track.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s largest signature event. Nationwide, Relay For Life raised $374 million in fiscal year 2006 in more than 4,500 communities, with more than three and a half million participants celebrating 500,000 cancer survivors.

Relays in more than 17 communities in Maine raised more than $1.3 million last year for local programs of cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services, including transportation for cancer patients to treatments, one-on-one support for women with breast cancer, cosmetologist consultations for women being treated for cancer, tobacco control education and mammography outreach.

To RSVP for the kick-off contact Tracey Frye at 743-7326 or tracefrye@yahoo.com. For more information about Relay For Life or to volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.

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