February 8th 2012 – In its 11 year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milford.
Teams of local residents will gather at Milford Middle School Track on June 15th at 6pm for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends and have gathered donations prior to the event.
“Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Chairperson Lorna Petchey. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), which serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this disease and we can actually help our friends, families and neighbors that have been touched by cancer,” Lorna added.
The public is also invited to attend the Luminaria Ceremony, which will take place after sundown. To honor the community’s cancer survivors and to remember those lost to the disease, survivors will circle the track rimmed with glowing luminaria while the names of survivors and those lost to the disease are read aloud. Luminaria can be purchased for $10 by going to www.relayforlife.org/milfordde
Funds raised at Relay For Life will enable the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
Relay For Life events will be held in hundred’s of communities throughout the country, raising million’s for the fight against cancer. To find out more information or to get involved with Relay For Life of Milford event, please call Lorna Petchey at 302-725-7886 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/milfordde
The next Relay meeting will be held at the Milford Parks and Rec building at 6.30pm on February 22nd, the meeting is open to everyone who would like to be part of this fantastic community event.