Milford Relay for Life to begin with survivors Lap of Hope

MILFORD — Survivors will join together to walk the opening lap of the Relay for LIfe June 10 at 6 p.m, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer.

Organizers for the event say survivors will be unified in victory and hope during this lap while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.

“This empowering celebration is just a small piece of the special experience of Relay For Life,” according to Susan Rankin, co- chair of this year’s event.

Caregivers are welcome to join survivors in the next lap.

The annual relay will be held at the old Milford Middle School.

Individuals and teams in over 6,100 communities nationwide join together to walk around tracks overnight during this unique grassroots fundraising event, celebrating the lives of those who have faced cancer, remembering loved one lost and committing to fight back against the disease.

The money raised through Relay For Life supports the efforts of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Relay For Life events are held at an athletic track, park, or fairground, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites at the event. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and faith-based groups to finish the fight against cancer.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver and would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Milford, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife. org/milfordde.

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by fi nding cures and by fighting back.

For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit us at cancer. org.

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