Relay for Life seeks volunteers and teams for June 4, 5

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Memorial luminaries line the path for the 2010 Relay for Life. The 2011 Relay for Life will be held June 4 -5.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, dance, and take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer.  

Relay For Life has spread to more than 5,000 communities across the country.  

At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminaria candles around   the track in a touching ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease.  Relay For Life represents  hope that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an event that brings the community together to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.  

Volunteers and participants are needed for this annual event that helps people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back in the Yates County area.

Survivors and Caregivers – join your community to celebrate life.  Inspire others and help kick off your local Relay For Life event by walking in the Survivor Lap.  

Committee Members – Many different committees are now forming in areas such as entertainment, games, food, prizes, etc.  

Event Volunteers – Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, participation, team recruitment, etc.     

Teams – Local companies, community groups, civic associations, religious organizations, schools, etc. are encouraged to participate.  Form a Relay For Life team or become a sponsor.  Sponsorships can be tailored to meet a group’s ability to give.  

If you would like to volunteer or find out how to build a team for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in your community, call

1-800-227-2345 or visit for more information or to create a virtual team or donate online anytime.