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Help fight cancer at Relay for Life

June 4, 2010
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

    Cancer — who hasn’t been touched directly or indirectly by this dreaded disease?  But with extensive research, several breakthroughs have been accomplished; so many that a diagnosis of cancer no longer means hopelessness and defeat.  Today, we have many long-term survivors and those numbers keep increasing.  To win this battle, we must be ever vigilant in supporting research and new therapies, and providing hope for a cure.  The 7th annual Tri-Lakes Relay for Life is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  This year’s Relay is scheduled for Saturday, September 18 on the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid. 

    Volunteers are sought to serve on the organizing committee and/or put a team together and walk the Oval during the Relay to raise funds. If you are interested in volunteering or organizing a team or being on a team or just want to learn more about Relay, please join Willie Sheridan, Event Chair, at the Kick-Off Celebration on Thursday, June 17th at the Redfield Room in AMC/Saranac Lake at 5:30 p.m.  This is a fun event with food and refreshments, and all the information you ever needed to know about Relay. Mark your calendars.

    Celebrating survivors of cancer is a major focus of the Relay.  If you or a loved one has survived cancer, you are invited to be a guest at the Relay.  Survivors will receive a special survivor Relay for Life t-shirt and medallion, and survivors who are able will kick-off the Relay by walking the first lap around the Olympic Oval.  Marie Cogar is the Chair for the Survivor Committee and can be reached by e-mail at for more information or to register.

    Sponsors are also sought in support of this event.  There are many levels of support to choose from and all sponsors will be recognized at the event from track signs to banners along with pre and post event advertising.  Contact Willie Sheridan by e-mail at for sponsorship information.

    There is no finish line until we find a cure.  Please join us for the 7th annual Tri-Lakes Relay for Life so a cure for all cancer is found in our lifetime.

    Do you have a question about cancer?  Call 1-800-227-2345, the American Cancer Society’s tollfree hotline 24 hours/day, 7 days/week to answer any and all questions you may have.


Cheryl Breen Randall

Tri-Lakes Relay for Life Committee



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