Monday, July 28, 2008


Lorain – Hundreds gathered in Lorain Saturday for their 3rd annual American Cancer Society “Relay for Life.”

What is Relay for Life? Wikipedia describes it as “a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries. It is an overnight event designed to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cures, celebrate survivorship and raise money for research to find more cures for cancer.” Relay for Life is the world's largest fundraising walk. In 2007, Relay for Life raised over $405 million.

This year’s event opened with speeches from Lorain Safety Service Director Robert Gilchrist and cancer survivors – then the traditional “Survivor’s Lap” was the official first lap.

This year Lorain put 14 teams on the site, with over 200 volunteers participating. Organizers were happy to announce that they had 170 cancer survivors in attendance this year.

Teams were kept busy throughout the day and night with games, activities (such as the dunking booth) and of course plenty of walking.

To see more photos from the event: CLICK HERE


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