Former and current cancer patients and caretakers, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, plus families, businesses, civic organizations and the general public are invited to take part in the event, which runs Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg.
Relay participants camp out at the Relay site, and when not taking their turn walking, enjoy fun activities and local entertainment. Teams collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts.
“Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said Event Chair Judy Dawson. “Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight back against cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services. Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors like Starbucks and Walmart, the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.”
Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, calling 925-787-9021 or 925-813-5274, or visiting www.relayforlife.org/antiochca.