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Exeter Relay for Life seeks cancer survivors

Exeter Relay for Life seeks cancer survivors

The American Cancer Society fundraiser will be held on May 19 at Dobson Field in Exeter

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EXETER – The American Cancer Society is looking for cancer survivors to be the guests of honor at the 10th Annual Relay for Life event in Exeter on Saturday, May 19 at Dobson Field.  

The survivors will kick of the 24-hour fundraising event by walking the first lap around the track at 8 a.m.  After the Opening Lap, the Survivors and their loved ones can enjoy breakfast prepared by the Kiwanis Club of Exeter.  They can also visit the team campsites around the track and receive special gifts from some of the teams.  Bingo and other games will also take place throughout the morning at the Survivor Tent.  

“We continue our fight against cancer to honor those who have battled cancer,” said Stefani Woods, Event Lead for Relay for Life in Exeter. “A survivor is anyone who has ever heard those dreaded words ‘You have cancer,’ whether they heard those words 10 years ago or 10 days ago. We want to celebrate their victory and encourage their continued battle.”

All cancer survivors are invited to register for the event online at www.relayforlife.org/exeterca.  The opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 8 a.m. with registration and check in available at 7:30 a.m.

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.  

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call ACS anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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