NEW ROCHELLE, NY, February 17, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Every year, communities throughout Westchester and across the country gather to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back, as part of the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay For Life. Relays are held in more than 6,000 communities worldwide, and have been growing strong since 1985. In 2013, the Westchester region raised over $ 1,400,000 for research, education programs and patient services through Relay For Life, and with your help, we can do even more in 2014!
Relay For Life is more than a fundraising event: it is a worldwide movement to end cancer. Relay represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated. It's more important than ever that we continue to invest in this fight. Over 14 million Americans with a history of cancer are ALIVE today, and for the first time, cancer mortality rates are decreasing.
Whether you are a cancer survivor yourself, a family member or friend of a survivor, or someone who simply wants to show support for this important cause, you can be a part of this life-affirming event.
The New Rochelle Community is now coming together for the 2nd year to support Relay For Life movement which raises more than $400 million. The American Cancer Society puts these donations to work, investing in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. We're fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer, in your community and everyone else's.
The funds raised go to American Cancer Society programs that help cancer patients, such as Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery, Look Good...Feel Better, Reach to Recovery, and free wig provision. V
What Makes Relay For Life Special?
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
Celebrate: During a Relay event, participants and survivors celebrate what they've overcome during the Survivors Lap.
Remember: During the Luminaria Ceremony, we remember people lost to cancer, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.
Fight Back: The Fight Back Ceremony inspires Relay participants to take tangible action against a disease that has taken too much.
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancerójust ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking around a track or path a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are overnight, because cancer never sleeps, and each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
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