Heights community joins in the battle against cancer

Strollers welcome!

Eighteen hours, dozens of tents, and hundreds of participants coming together behind one objective: the fight against cancer. The second annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life hosted by Case Western Reserve University is gearing up for a kickoff on April 17. The signature fundraising  event is an 18-hour walkathon to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who lost their battle, and fight back against cancer by raising awareness of prevention options and patient services. The event features entertainment, fundraisers, and a special luminaria ceremony at dusk to help remind us why this cause is so important. The relay lasts throughout the night, signifying the fact that cancer never sleeps.

The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 and concludes at noon on Saturday, April 18 at CWRU’s track and field.

Last year’s inaugural relay was recognized by the American Cancer Society as the most outstanding first year college Relay For Life in Ohio. 

“We’re proud of everything we accomplished last year,” said PR Director Brian Browne, “and we’re so excited to make this year’s Relay even more successful!" 

Event proceeds will be used for cancer research, education, prevention and patient services, including services in Northeast Ohio. 

To build upon last year’s success, organizers are looking beyond CWRU’s campus for community support. To get involved, sign up a team, join as a participant, register as a survivor, or become a sponsor. E-mail Relay@case.edu or visit www.relayforlife.org/cwru for more information. 

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 5:19 PM, 02.18.2009