FARMINGTON – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will take place from 6 a.m. Saturday, June 4, to 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at Mt. Blue High School.

People can register a team by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-464-3102, press 3. The “celebration of life” brings the Franklin County community together to fight cancer.

Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part.

Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out at the relay site and, when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in activities and enjoy local entertainment.

Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes.

“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said Linda Neuschwanger, event chairwoman. “Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been not only reducing death rates, but also in improving the quality of life following cancer treatment.”

“The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services,” said Ray Kautzman.

Information about how to form a team or become involved is available from the American Cancer Society at 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

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