LEWISTON – The American Cancer Society has selected Debbie Mansur of Auburn to serve as chairwoman for this year’s Relay For Life of Androscoggin County.

Mayor Norm Guay of Auburn and his brother, Mayor Lionel Guay of Lewiston, are honorary chairmen.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature event and is as much an awareness-raiser as it is a fund-raiser. The family-oriented team event brings participants from all parts of the community together in a “celebration of life.”

Businesses, civic clubs, churches, friends and families take turns walking in relay fashion, while they celebrate the role the American Cancer Society plays in the fight against cancer.

“The vital research and programs of the American Cancer Society are leading the way to eliminating cancer as a major health problem,” said Mansur. “I’m proud to participate in Relay For Life. More funds raised translate into more lives saved.”

Others serving on the committee include Diane Braley, Diane Gatchell, Nancy Letourneau and Keith Pray.

The Relay For Life of Androscoggin County will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, at Lewiston High School. To participate, call the American Cancer Society at 373-3701 or 1-800-464-3102, press 3. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit www.cancer.org.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

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