Cortland County Relay For Life event kicks off Friday

The following is a republished press release…to submit your own community announcement, email Peter Blanchard at [email protected]


CORTLAND, N.Y. – On June 19, hundreds of Cortland residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cortland County to help finish the fight against cancer.

The event will take place from 5:00 pm to 6:00 am on June 19-20, at SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.

The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up campsites at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.

Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. Cancer survivors and caregivers take a celebratory first lap to start each event.

Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide last year. The funds raised support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, and critical services for people facing cancer.

In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Cortland County is also supported by many businesses and organizations.

The event’s 2015 sponsors include:

  • Wendy’s,
  • TimeWarner Cable
  • Pall Corporation.

It is not too late to for community member to get involved in the event or make a donation to the Relay For Life of Cortland County. For more information, visit www.RelayForLife.org/CortlandNY or call 1-800-227-2345.


 

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