Relay For Life will take place June 23 and June 24.

AUBURN – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Androscoggin County is just around the corner. Register a team by calling the society at 800-464-3102, press 3. The “celebration of life” brings the Lewiston/Auburn community together in a unified effort to fight cancer.

Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part. Relay For Life will take place from 6 p.m. Friday, June 23, to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at Edward Little High School track.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s version of an athletic relay, but with a new twist. Relay For Life is a family-oriented event where participants have the camaraderie of a team and raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society.

Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals and schools collect donations and camp out at the relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and have local entertainment.

“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said Sally Davis, event chairwoman. “Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have been touched by cancer themselves.”

“The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services,” said Davis. “The money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.”

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life 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 www.cancer.org.


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