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Friday, April 7, 2006

Still Not Too Late to Host a Relay For Life Team at SU

SALISBURY, MD---The American Cancer Society is seeking teams of 8-15 people for its annual Relay For Life event Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, at the athletic fields of Salisbury University on Wayne Street.

Opening ceremonies are 6 p.m. Friday, April 21. Closing ceremonies are 6 a.m. Saturday, April 22.

At last year’s event more than 70 teams participated and raised $115,000. Teams of up to 15 people each participate by sponsoring various money-raising events and activities prior to the Relay, then take turns at the event itself walking or running around the tracks so that at least one person from each team is on the track during the overnight event.

Teams also set up campsites and other makeshift accommodations at the relay site, forming a community celebration of life. Entertainment is provided by local groups.

The purpose of the Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s national signature activity, is to seek funds to help fight cancer and to bring about greater awareness of the disease. Relays were held in more than 3,000 communities last year, raising more than $212 million and drawing two million participants. For more information about the SU Relay For Life or to register a team, sign up online at "

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