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Relay For Life of Medfield/Millis/Medway/Norfolk

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 45 Holliston St Medway MA 02053  See map

JOIN US for the 10th year of the American Cancer Society -  RELAY FOR LIFE of Medfield/Millis/Medway/Norfolk!

What Is Relay?

  • Overnight relay-style event
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and fundraising opportunities
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Because it’s a Relay, you’re not required to be there the entire time…but it’s so fun, you’ll probably find it hard to leave!

What Happens at a Relay Event

There are many moments that create the Relay experience.   Specific details vary by event.  But the key moments that all events share in common are listed below:

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.   We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life.  These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family,  neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.

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 Ceremony

Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony,  where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight  against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as  simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to  elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally  taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes  too much.

For more information contact Lisa Johnson at lisasva@comcast.net

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