If you live in the Medford/Somerville area and are looking for a way to Celebrate cancer survivors and Remember those who have been lost to cancer, here is your way to Fight Back!
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It is a unique event that offers communities an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Our Relay is held in June every year and is a 15 hour overnight event. Teams of 10 to 15 people camp out at a local high school, college, park, or fairground and take turns walking, jogging, or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.
Since Relay For Life is a community gathering rather than an athletic event, anyone and everyone can participate. Local businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools, and service organizations form teams. These teams share a common purpose- their support of the American Cancer Society's mission.
COME ONE, COME ALL to our Relay Team Captain Meetings! This is your chance to learn more about how you and your family/friends/co-workers can get involved in the fight against cancer. Our meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month in February, March, April and May. Meetings take place at the Medford Elks Lodge, 19 Washington St Medford, MA 02155 and are open to all residents of Somerville, Medford and Malden.
For more information about meetings, volunteering or joining our Relay committee, please contact Tamara and Tori at MedfordSomervilleRFL@gmail.com.
Be a part of something BIG - Relay For Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society which then funds research, education, advocacy and services. These funds help people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back!