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MacDuffie School students to host mini Relay For Life May 14

Date: 5/12/2010

SPRINGFIELD Students at the MacDuffie School will raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society with a mini Relay For Life. MacDuffie School students, faculty and parents will participate in this event on May 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. to benefit the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and programs.

The relay will take place at the school's circle and athletic fields.

The world's largest grass roots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relays bring together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups people from all walks of life all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society's vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and raise funds to support the society's mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

For details about how to form a team, walk in the Survivor Lap or sponsor the MacDuffie School mini Relay For Life, contact Nancy Piela, Executive in Development, American Cancer Society, at 493-2124 or at