FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
(Name)
American Cancer Society
(Phone Number)
(Email)




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2009 Relay For Life Kick Off Press Release

  1. 1. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: (Name) American Cancer Society (Phone Number) (Email) American Cancer Society Plans Kick Off for Relay For Life of (Event Name) (Date)- The American Cancer Society will host a Kick Off celebration for the 2009 (event name) Relay For Life on (date, time and location). In 2008, the (event name) Relay For Life raised (amount raised in 2008) for the American Cancer Society. The 2009 (event name) Relay For Life will be held on (date, time, and location.) Relay For Life began with one man in Tacoma, Washington in 1985 and is now a worldwide movement to end cancer, with 4,960 events across America that raised a total of $420 million dollars in 2008. These funds help the American Cancer Society achieve their mission of eliminating cancer as a major health concern. In honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the day and night. For those not walking, there is constant action to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to touching ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For Life. At each event, we celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer through our Survivor's Lap and survivor recognition. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. We also remember loved ones lost to the disease, and honor those who have survived and are currently battling the disease with our Luminaria Ceremony. At Relay, people who have walked alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing. Finally, we fight back against cancer because we want to put an end to the disease. Relay helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight. Whether you have participated in a Relay For Life before, or if you have never attended a Relay and would like to learn more about your community event, please join us for the Kick Off celebration. For more information, please visit www.relayforlife.org or call (local contact name and title) at (number). You may also visit our event website at (website address.) October 9, 2008
  2. 2. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For information about cancer, call 1.800.ACS.2345 twenty four hours a day, seven days a week or log onto www.cancer.org. October 9, 2008

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