Families and Friends of Euclid Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 3rd Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Euclid gets underway with teams of residents gathering at the Euclid High School Track on May 13, 2011 at 6:00pm.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

This year’s Relay For Life of Euclid will kick off with a Survivor’s Lap at 6:00pm. Survivors are invited to gather on the track and lead the first lap of relay with teams and families cheering them around the track. Immediately following will be a survivor dinner for all survivors and their one guest. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to participate please register online at www.relayforlife.org/euclid.

We will have entertainment going all night. There will be local bands, food, jazzercise, karate demonstrations, raffle baskets, a bounce house, and much more!

 “Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Katie Crea from the American Cancer Society “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that Euclid is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,”” Katie Crea added.

Funds raised at Relay For Life of Euclid are enabling the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community.

Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that have the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria may be obtained online for a $10 donation or at the event or by visiting www.relayforlife.org/euclid.

To locate a Relay For Life event and find out how you may get involved, please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit RelayForLife.org.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Nicole Nall


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