Cancer survivors walk Lap of Hope to kick off Relay For Life

May 15, 2013

Relay For Life of South Snohomish County will kick off at noon on June 1 with a special Survivors Lap honoring those who have defeated cancer.

Survivors will join together to take Relay For Life’s opening lap while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.

Relay For Life is a grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved one lost, and commit to fight back against the disease.

The money raised through Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Relay For Life events are held at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites the day of.

Relay is aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of South Snohomish, call 425-404-2248 or visit All survivors receive a free Relay For Life T-shirt.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call1-800-227-2345 or visit

-Edited by Beacon staff

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