Relay for Life Kicks Off Parish Fundraiser March 12

Relay for Life of Parish will kick off its third annual community fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Friday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the APW High School gym on county Route 22.

The local Relay for Life takes place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday night and Saturday morning, June 11 and 12, at the APW Middle School track.

Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams join together to fight against cancer. Because cancer never sleeps, volunteers take turns walking or running laps along the track throughout the 12-hour event. Music, refreshments, games and activities for children, and a luminaria ceremony highlight the event.

“We have all been affected by cancer,” said Janet Clerkin, a member of the Parish Relay organizing committee. “Relay for Life gives us the opportunity to honor, in a meaningful way, those we have lost to the disease, and to celebrate the victories of cancer survivors. Volunteers raise money for the American Cancer Society and pay tribute to those lost to the disease. Relay is a wonderful way for our community to come together and make a difference in the fight against cancer.”

Anyone interested in learning more about Relay for Life is invited to the March 12 kick-off at APW High School. People can organize their own team or sign up for a team. Speakers will share how cancer has affected their lives and organizers will share information about how the event helps to support cancer research and cancer patient services in Oswego County.

For more information, visit http://www.relayforlife.org/parishNY or call Kim Perkins, chairwoman of Relay for Life of Parish, at 625-4122.