CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: American Cancer Society Supporters Attacking Cancer Across Connecticut this Spring


Connecticut River Valley Chamber Of Commerce issued the following announcement on May 10.

Connecticut residents will be fighting alongside the American Cancer Society (ACS) this May and June through participation in their local Relay For Life events. Relay For Life is a noncompetitive walk and fundraising event that celebrates cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost, and fights back against a disease that has taken so much from so many.

The ACS is the only organization fighting cancer on every front. Funds raised through participants involved with local Relay For Life events allow the ACS to attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies and innovative research, to building supportive communities that come together to help those affected by cancer with access to treatment. The ACS provides empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness and develop game-changing approaches to address the cancer burden for all people.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, the Relay For Life movement of 3.5 million participants across the world unite at more than 4,500 events to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer. Since 1985, Relay For Life events in the U.S. have raised more than $6.3 billion.

Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Join or donate to one of the Relay For Life events in Connecticut by visiting www.RelayForLife.org.

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Source: Connecticut River Valley Chamber Of Commerce

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