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We need volunteers for our Relay for Life Team! All Ages are welcome

From: Courtney
Sent on: Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:37 PM
Central Maryland Volunteers has volunteered to put a team together and raise at least $1000 for this years American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Relay for Life - Catonsville click on the Relay for Life Logo to sign up

Who is needed?

You are! Relay for Life is open to anyone who is willing. There is no age restriction. Cancer Survivors are definitely welcome.

What you do
As a team member you are needed to help raise funds to meet our team goal of $1000. The more team members we have the easier it is to reach our goal.

How does Relay for Life work?
The relay will be held at CCBC in Catonsville on the night of Saturday June 12. The relay lasts for at least 24 hours. No one person will have to walk the entire 24 hours, but each team is asked to have at least 1 member on the track at all times

What is the Relay for Life?
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life ? all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society?s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

The Traditions

Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back.

Celebrate - The Survivors Lap
Relay starts with a Survivors Lap an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we?ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track.

Remember - The Luminaria Ceremony
After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Fight Back - The Fight Back Ceremony
Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life - Catonsville click on the Relay for Life Logo to sign up

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