Relay For Life Oakland Unites Community in Fight Against Cancer

July 11, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Hundreds of participants will come together next weekend in Oakland to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

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    WHO:    The American Cancer Society, hundreds
            of volunteers, walkers, families,
            caregivers, cancer survivors,
            schools, companies, individuals, and

    WHAT:   The American Cancer Society Relay For
            Life OAKLAND is an overnight
            celebration where people take turns
            walking, running or otherwise
            circling around a track "relay" style
            to raise funds to fight cancer.  You
            don't need to be a track star to be a
            winner in this race for life.  The
            idea is to enjoy your time, dance,
            play games, and enjoy the presence of
            others all while raising money to
            finish the fight, and provide
            services to cancer patients and their
            families.  One of the many highlights
            of the event is the luminaria
            ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held
            at nightfall to honor cancer
            survivors, caregivers, and to
            remember those lost to cancer.

           The American Cancer Society Relay For
            Life reminds us that those lost to
            cancer will never be forgotten and
            that those who face cancer will
            always be supported. More than
            anything it makes us hopeful that one
            day, cancer will be eliminated for
            good.  This event is therapy for the
            mind, spirit, and the heart.  Since
            1985, Relay For Life has spread to
            more than 6,100 communities in the
            U.S. and has become a worldwide
            movement, taking place in more than
            20 countries.

    WHERE:  Oakland Technical High School, 4351
            Broadway, Oakland, CA

    WHEN:   Saturday, July 19th and 20th begins at
            10:00 am

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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Kim Coles

SOURCE American Cancer Society

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