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Relay For Life Set for April 23-24

Published: April 15, 2010

The Eighth Annual Relay For Life Long Beach is calling on the CSULB community to come out on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, to help increase awareness and raise money for cancer research, education and programs. Last year, more than 50 teams comprised of people who work or study on the CSULB campus and who live in surrounding communities raised thousands of dollars walking or running around the Jack Rose Track for 24 hours (that’s 24 consecutive hours beginning 4 p.m. Friday).

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday at 4:30 p.m., followed by a survivors’ lap at 5 p.m. and a luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. The fight back/closing ceremony will be Saturday at 4 p.m.

Every year, millions of people around the world participate in the Relay For Life, an inspirational overnight event designed to honor cancer survivors and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer and empower individuals to fight back against this disease.

Relay For Life Long Beach is a 24-hour event with something for everyone – survivor celebrations, live music, movies, games, food, friendship and lots of walking. All the festivities, including opening and closing ceremonies, are guaranteed to inspire and show what the relay is really all about.

Relay team registration is currently in progress. Team registration is $150. To learn more, visit the Relay For Life Long Beach Web site, or contact Natasha Ginyard.