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American Cancer Society Seeks Teams for Annual Relay For Life of Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey – April 22, 2016 –The American Cancer Society is recruiting teams from students, campus organizations, Greek life, local families, businesses, and the entire Rutgers community to participate in the annual Relay For Life of Rutgers University on April 22-April 23, 2016 at the Rutgers Athletic Center, 83 Rockafeller Rd., Piscataway, NJ. Relay For Life teams are committed to help save more lives from cancer by raising funds for the Society. Teams and individuals can learn more and sign up for the Relay For Life event by visiting relayforlife.org/RutgersUniversityNJ.
The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams raise funds in the months leading up to the event. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.
Last year, 750 people participated in the Relay For Life of Rutgers University and raised $60,000.
“Relay For Life is a chance to make the greatest impact in the fight to end cancer,” said Melissa Johnson, Rutgers University volunteer Relay For Life event lead. “Many participants are our loved ones who have faced cancer themselves. Each new team brings us one step closer to saving more lives.”
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.