24-hour relay to raise funds for research into cancer cure

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – Nearly 100 teams will walk a track this weekend at Central Park in a 24-hour relay to raise money for cancer research. The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life starts at 9 a.m. Saturday with opening ceremonies. Cancer survivors will walk that first lap, a symbol of their individual triumphs. Teams will camp out overnight, but the relay will be continuous – an effort that represents the cancer that never sleeps. At 9 p.m., thousands of supports are expected to join the teams for a candlelight walk circling the sprawling park. The flames in crafted luminaria bags are dedicated to the memories of loved ones who lost the battle, to survivors or as thanks to supporters. Individual walkers bring in donations and join the relay teams. Information is available by calling relay chairwoman Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081 or e-mailing [email protected]last_img

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