By HarlemGuy

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

This year’s Harlem NY venue will be on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at Riverbank State Park-679 Riverside Drive.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Relay began in 1985.  Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Since then Relay has grown into the world’s largest movement to end cancer.  Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Relay is helping to create a world with more birthdays.  A world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

Anyone can participate in Relay For Life.   There is a $10 per person  registration/commitment fee (per person)  due upon registration.

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2011 Relay For Life of Harlem NY
Saturday, July 9th, 2011
Location: Riverbank State Park-679 Riverside Drive
Email: christine.sagge@cancer.org