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Cancer Society's Relay for Life to be held in area

| Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Relay for Life, the 24-hour team event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society's ongoing cancer research, education and service programs, will be held in several area locations through August.

Teams from local businesses, schools, churches and families come together collecting donations and taking turns walking or running on a track.

Each relay will have a Cancer Survivor Victory Lap, which honors the survivors, and a Luminaria Ceremony of Hope, which memorializes both those who lost the fight and the survivors, held on the first night of the event.

Local events include:

  • Ford City High School, Armstrong County, from 10 a.m. June 19 to 10 a.m. June 20; luminary price: $5, begins at 8 p.m.; survivor lap, 8 p.m.

  • Laurel Highlands High School, Uniontown, from 4 p.m. Aug. 14 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15; luminary price, $5, begins at 9 p.m.; survivor lap, 6 p.m.

  • Apollo-Ridge High School, from 6 p.m. June 11 to 6 p.m. June 12 ; luminary price, $5, begins at dusk; survivor lap, 6 p.m.

  • Alle-Kiski Valley, New Kensington Memorial Park, from 10 a.m. Aug. 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 8; luminary price, $10, begins at dusk; survivor lap, 6 p.m.

  • Highlands High School Stadium, Natrona Heights, from 10 a.m. June 12 to 10 a.m. June 13; luminary price, $10, begins at dusk; survivor lap, 6 p.m.

  • Latrobe Memorial Stadium, from noon June 26 to noon June 27; luminary price, $5, begins at 9 p.m.; survivor lap, 6 p.m.

  • Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands, Mt. Pleasant, 10 a.m. July 17 to 10 a.m. July 18; luminary price, $5, begins at 9 p.m.

  • Monessen City Park walking track, from 9 a.m. June 26 to 9 a.m. June 27; luminary price, $5, begins at 9 p.m.; survivor lap, 5 p.m.

  • Franklin Regional High School Stadium, Murrysville, from 10 a.m. June 19 to 10 a.m. June 20; luminary price, $10, begins at dusk; survivor lap, 7:15 p.m.

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