Genesee County leads the fight against cancer through Relay for Life

GENESEE COUNTY — On May 18, 2019, participants will join together at the annual Relay for Life of Genesee County at Carman Ainsworth Middle School track to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at 10 a.m.

Relay for Life is a family friendly day where we celebrate survivors and remember those we have lost to cancer. There are activities for all ages including a kickball tournament.

At noon a survivor’s celebration will be held and the luminaria ceremony will take place at 9 p.m.

The American Cancer Society is the cause fighting cancer on every front; standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them. Last year, 2.7 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $279 million at more than 3,500 events to help beat our biggest rival. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay for Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.

In addition to the support of the community, Relay for Life of Genesee County is also supported by many local businesses and organizations.

Details: Visit RelayForLife.org/geneseecounty.org. G.G.

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