CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – In 70 days, the Katonah-Lewisboro community will gather at John Jay High School to remind those affected by cancer that they are not alone.

The fundraising season for the Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life kicked into gear on Monday, March 11, with a celebration at the high school.

The Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life started in 2011 and has raised more than $1 million in donations for the American Cancer Society.

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More than $15,000 has already been raised for this year’s Relay for Life, which will take place Friday, June 14, at John Jay High School. The relay, which begins at sundown, consists of teams that raise money by selling goods or services, holding fundraisers and receiving donations. Until the following morning, each participating team has at least one member walking on the track. The relay will begin with the “Survivor Lap,” which includes cancer survivors and their caregivers. That follows the lighting of the luminaria, bags with candles that are placed around the track and dedicated to those who have battled, or are currently battling, cancer.

If interested in donating money, creating or joining a team, visit relayforlife.org/KatonahLewisboroNY.