Volunteers needed for Franklin County Relay


FARMINGTON — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Franklin County is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, at Mt. Blue High School.

Walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, faith-based and civic organizations or anyone wanting to make a difference are encouraged to form a team and take part in the community event.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track 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 the relay.

“Relay For Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to help Maine cancer patients and their families,” said Allan Rowe, vice president for development. “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let the local community know that cancer can be defeated.”

Information about forming a team, helping to plan the event or volunteering at the Relay For Life of Franklin County is available at www.cancer.org/MErelays or by calling 1-800-227-2345.