LEWISTON – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life celebrates the lives of hundreds of local residents who have survived cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure.

To honor the strength and courage of cancer survivors, all area survivors are invited to unite in a Victory Lap followed by a survivor reception at the Relay For Life event at Lewiston High School on Friday, June 25. The Victory Lap will take place after the opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The Relay For Life of Androscoggin County, Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, is an all-night community event bringing together teams of families, friends, churches, neighborhoods and businesses all with the goal of curing cancer in the new millennium. Teams of walkers keep a continuous presence on the track throughout the night, walking in shifts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Dollars raised during Relay For Life help support American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services. Programs include Reach to Recovery, providing one-on-one support for breast cancer patients; and Road to Recovery, volunteers providing patients with rides to and from treatment. Relay For Life also helps maintain the American Cancer Society’s toll-free 24-hour cancer information line, 1-800-ACS-2345.

To find out how to get involved in Relay For Life or to volunteer, call Marie Roberge at 373-3710 or email her at [email protected] Relay For Life is a handicapped-accessible event.

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