Relay for Life events planned for Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek, Redmond communities in May, June and August
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Contacts: Clay Holtzman, Swedish, 206-386-2748, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Dinsdale, American Cancer Society, 206-674-4150, email@example.com
The Washington Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Swedish Health Services are partnering to organize Relay for Life events in the Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek and Redmond communities. Each Relay for Life event will feature hundreds of cancer survivors, supporters and advocates working together to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.
Relay For Life began in 1985, in Tacoma with a local colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 6,000 communities in the United States and 21 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.
Media will have access to film/interview Relay participants, learn more about the latest efforts to battle cancer and more.
Edmonds, Issaquah and Mill Creek - Saturday, May 31at 12 p.m.
Redmond - Saturday, June 7 at 12 p.m.
Ballard - August date to be announced