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Now in its seventh year, the Farmingdale Relay for Life is set for June 5-6, to be held once again on the Farmingdale State College great lawn. Teams are encouraged to walk the track in the hopes that each step they take, is a step closer to finding the cure for cancer.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in our community. At the event, survivorship is celebrated and money is raised to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

Relay is much more than a walk around a track. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. It is a night for people who have shared the same experience to comfort and console one another. During this event, survivors are honored during the Survivors Lap and lives lost are remembered during the Luminaria Ceremony.

Most importantly, Relay gives you the power to help in the fight against cancer. By joining together as volunteers and donors, our efforts help the American Cancer Society strive toward a future where cancer doesn't take the lives of our friends and family.

The kick off fundraiser for this year's Relay will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library. For more information contact, Arlene Soete at asrelay4life@aol.com or Tom Hickey at trhjan29@aol.com.


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