Cancer directly affects millions of Americans a year and indirectly affects us all. A local group, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is inviting the community to join them in taking a stand against this disease.
According to the Woburn Relay for Life coordinators, planning for this year's relay will kick-off with a party tonight. The event begins at 6 p.m. this evening at St. Anthony's Club.
According to the Woburn Relay, dinner will be provided by The Restaurant. Dinner will be available at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Visit the Woburn Relay for Life Facebook page for more information and to get involved.
"Never been to Relay? Curious what it's all about? Come find out more information and get signed up for this year," the post states.
Relay for Life is an overnight fundraising event where teams walk in a relay around the track to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer.
"Experienced Relayer, but looking for ways to raise even more money for the American Cancer Society?" Woburn Relay states. "Come network with other Relayers for some new ideas."
The American Cancer Societies Relay for Life is an overnight event to raise funds for cancer research and to support patients of cancer and their families. Along with funding research, money raised goes to a variety of services for those afflicted with this terrible disease, including providing patients transportation to treatment, the "Look Good, Feel Better" program that helps women cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment, summer camps for children with cancer, providing patients with necessary information and providing free lodging for families traveling with patients for treatment.
Relay for Life is more about raising money, however. It is also a chance for cancer survivors, their families and friends and people who have lost a loved one to the disease to come together and stand united against the disease. Survivors share their experience and remind everyone that cancer is something that affects everyone and that any effort to fight it is an effort to save the a life. Along with the poignant moments, Relay also offers an opportunity for a community to come together and appreciate each other and what they have as they work towards a common cause. Games are played, food is cooked and people have a good time encouraging one another and spending time with family, friends and new friends met at the event.