SOMERS, N.Y.-Local cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community leaders rallied on Wednesday, Jan. 31, launching and celebrating the 2018 Relay For Life fundraising season with a kickoff party at Somers Middle School. More than 50 community members joined in the movement to celebrate survivors, remember victims and fight cancer. It was also an opportunity to showcase how funds raised through Relay For Life benefit the local community.

“Now is a great time to learn more about Relay, how the American Cancer Society is fighting cancer from every angle and consider how just a few hours of your time over the next few months could make an impact on our community,” said Renee Celentano, a volunteer leader for the event.

The next event for Relay For Life of Somers is from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, June 1, at Somers Middle School. To learn more about the Relay For Life of Somers, contact Katie DiVenuto at or visit