Relay for LifeThe annual Relay For Life event is coming up on June 4th! Everyone is invited to participate in this event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society and is the largest fundraising movement in the world. Communities across the globe come together and take up the fight against cancer. The Honeoye Falls Relay For Life began over 10 years ago and has become a staple in the community raising over a half a million dollars for ACS throughout the years. It will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1 p.m.-11 p.m. at Harry Allen Park in Honeoye Falls.

Relay is a walking event where teams sign up, fundraise and pledge to have someone walking the track throughout the duration of the event. The event kicks off at 1:00pm at Harry Allen Park in Honeoye Falls, with a Celebration of cancer survivors. Our survivors walk the first lap; the victory lap, while the rest of the participants cheer them on! Throughout the event there will be bands, performers, activities and games for all to participate in! There will also be food vendors, raffles and a bounce house!

We invite everyone to join us at the event. You can sign up a team, sign up to walk in the survivors’ lap, or simply join us that day at any time to enjoy the event! Please visit www.relayforlife.org/HoneoyeFallsNY or contact Sadie.Szrama@cancer.org for more information or to sign up!

The American Cancer Society is an organization dedicated to ending cancer as a global health problem. The Society is the largest funder of cancer research (outside of the federal government) and research funded by ACS has contributed to every major cancer breakthrough in the last century. Because of the work of ACS and because of fundraisers like Relay For Life, the cancer death rate has decreased by 22% in the past 20 years. When the American Cancer Society was founded in 2013, one out of ten people survived a cancer diagnosis. Now, two out of three are surviving. That is incredible progress and it’s thanks to communities like ours taking up the fight and funding the crucial research. Please join us this year as we continue this fight and work to make that statistic three out of three.

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