Relay for Life of Duneland gears up for kickoff

2013-03-20T00:00:00Z Relay for Life of Duneland gears up for kickoff nwitimes.com
March 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHESTERTON |  The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Duneland will officially get underway today as event volunteers and participants gather from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Chesterton Middle School, 651 W. Morgan Ave., for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.

Although the Relay For Life of Duneland is more than three months away, now is the time to get involved. Residents are invited to attend the kickoff celebration to learn more about the upcoming Relay For Life and how they can become part of an exciting overnight event that will pave the way to a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Relay For Life is the Society’s signature event, dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to fight cancer. Teams of family, friends and co-workers camp out overnight, taking turns walking the track. During the event, participants and visitors have a chance to celebrate the victory of area cancer survivors during the Survivors Lap; remember those who have lost their battle to the disease during the poignant Luminaria Ceremony; and participate in the Fight Back Ceremony that gives everyone a chance to proclaim their way of taking action against the disease.

Donations can be made to this local Relay For Life event by visiting relayforlife.org/dunelandin. Community members also can start or join a team by visiting this site.

The 2012 Relay For Life of Duneland will take place on July 13 and 14 at Chesterton Middle School beginning at noon. For more information, contact Jane Delligatti, Event Chair at (219) 929-5875 or delligatti116@comcast.net or Glenda Dersham, Vice Chair, (219) 801-4507.

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