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Relay For Life: “Together, We Can Beat Our Biggest Rival”

OAKHURST — Together, we can beat our biggest rival, say organizers, as the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Eastern Madera County kicks off its new fundraising season on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakhurst Lutheran Church.

“Our main reason for having a Kick-Off this Saturday is to get the community excited about our Relay For Life, and to sign up as many teams, cancer survivors and their caregivers, and volunteers as early as possible. That helps in our planning and, more importantly, gives teams a chance to have a few months of fundraising before Relay,” explains Linda Maddox, the Survivor/Caregiver Co-Chair of this year’s event.

“It’s going to be a fun, casual atmosphere, with plenty of snacks, raffle items, some games. It won’t take up your whole Saturday, and it’s all free!”

The community is invited to come out and learn more about the Relay For Life movement, how to help and be part of this exciting and extremely rewarding Relay.

During the kickoff event, community members will have the opportunity to register a team for the Eastern Madera County (EMC) Relay For Life event, which will be held on May 19 at Oak Creek Intermediate School in Oakhurst.

The theme for this year’s Relay For Life is “Carnival For a Cure.” By the way, organizers remind potential participants, there is no running involved at a Relay For Life!

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.

For more information on our Kick Off and Relay For Life event: Tara Ryan (559) 658-8161. You may also visit RelayForLife Eastern Madera County.

Oakhurst Lutheran Church is located at 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644 (corner of 426 and Black Rd, near the PG&E substation).

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