Relay For Life of Marlborough/Hudson kicks off


Relay For Life of Marlborough/Hudson kicks offMarlborough – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Marlborough/Hudson officially got underway Jan. 17 as cancer survivors, caregivers, families, schools, companies, faith-based and civic organizations gathered at FISH in Marlborough for a kickoff rally that launched their fundraising efforts for the year.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones, and fight back against the disease. People from all walks of life come together with a shared mission of furthering the American Cancer Society's vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

At relay events, teams of people camp out at a local school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events. Teams do most of their fundraising ahead of time, but some also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during the Relay.

The 2012 Relay For Life of Marlborough/Hudson is scheduled for Friday, June 8, at Ghiloni Park in Marlborough. Anyone interested in forming a team, volunteering for the event, joining the planning committee, or just learning more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend.

Money raised through Relay For Life events throughout Massachusetts enable the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community by supporting vital, cutting-edge cancer research; providing cancer patients with services such as transportation to treatment, free lodging at Hope Lodge, and round-the-clock support from the national cancer information center available at 800-227-2345; publishing lifesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control; and developing a new generation of medicines that help those battling cancer.

For more information about the Relay For Life of Marlborough/Hudson to find out how to volunteer, contact Julie Schlacter, 2012 Relay For Life of Marlborough/Hudson recruitment chair, at [email protected]. More information can also be found at



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