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American Cancer Society Relay For Life will hold kickoff rally

Published on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 by JOURNAL STAFF

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Kim Demary kicks off the 2012 Relay for Life Lake Stevens event.

On Tuesday, October 9 at 6 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Lake Stevens will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at the Lake Stevens Fire District Administration Building at 1825 South Lake Road for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

The rally will feature speakers from the community who have joined in past Relay events and will include information for next year’s event.

WHEN – Tuesday, October 9, 2012
WHERE – Lake Stevens Fire District, 1825 South Lake Rd.
The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society.

This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

To join Relay For Life of Lake Stevens visit  or call 1-800-227-2345.

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