2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life starts Friday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life starts Friday

Provided by American Cancer Society

What: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lubbock County is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. Teams of 5-100 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the largest fundraising walk in the nation.

When: Friday, April 27, 2012- Saturday, April 28, 2012 (6pm-6am)

Where: Lubbock Coronado High School, 3307 Vicksburg Avenue

Why: In an average year in Lubbock County, approximately 1100 residents learn from their physicians that they have cancer, and approximately 470 will succumb to the disease.

This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that cancer will cause almost one of every four deaths, making it the second leading cause of death in the United States. Funds from Relay For Life support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission of saving lives and creating more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

How: To register a team, purchase a luminaria or participate as a cancer survivor, call 792-7128 or visit the event Web site at www.relayforlife.org/lubbocktx. You can connect with other Relayers in your community and around the world by visiting RelayForLife.org.

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