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Westchester Communities, Colleges Set 'Relay For Life' Events

Thousands of people are expected to take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life events around Westchester this spring.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life events around Westchester this spring. Photo Credit: American Cancer Society
Relay for LIfe events raise money for cancer research and to support those struggling with the disease.
Relay for LIfe events raise money for cancer research and to support those struggling with the disease. Photo Credit: American Cancer Society

Hundreds, if not thousands, of folks will be lacing up their running shoes this spring all over Westchester to help fight a deadly disease.

The American Cancer Society says that 13 Relay for Life events have been scheduled for May 20 through June 19.

The community-led events will be held in: Eastchester, Mamaroneck, Chappaqua, Harrison, Katonah-Lewisboro, the Tarrytowns, Yorktown, Yonkers, Somers, Ossining and the Hendrick Hudson School District.

The two college sponsored ones – for students, staff and alumni – will be held at Iona College and Pace University.

The Iona event will take place April 8-9 at Mulcahy Gym. For more information, click here .

The Pace University event is set for April 21-22 at Goldstein Fitness Center. For more information, click here .

Each participating community needs volunteers to help plan, promote, raise funds for, and set up events. They are also needed to organize a cancer survivor reception, among other things.

Every helping hand is welcome, even if it can only be offered for a few hours, said ACS’s Megan McGrady.

  • Eastchester : May 20-21; Concordia College; www.relayforlife.org/eastchesterny
  • Mamaroneck : May 20-21; Harbor Island Park; www.relayforlife.org/mamaroneckny
  • Chappaqua : May 20-21; Horace Greeley High School; www.relayforlife.org/chappaquany
  • Harrison : June 3-4; Harrison High School; www.relayforlife.org/harrisonny
  • Katonah – Lewisboro ; June 3-4; John Jay High School; www.relayforlife.org/katonahlewisborony
  • The Tarrytowns: June 3-4; Sleepy Hollow High School; www.relayforlife.org/tarrytownny
  • Yorktown: June 9; Jack DeVito Memorial Field; www.relayforlife.org/yorktownny
  • Yonkers: June 10; Gorton High School; www.relayforlife.org/yonkersny
  • Somers: June 16-17; Somers Middle School; www.relayforlife.org/somersny
  • Ossining : June 17-18; Anne M. Dorner Middle School; www.relayforlife.org/ossiningny
  • Hendrick Hudson School District: June 19-20; Hendrick Hudson High School; www.relayforlife.org/hendrickhudsonny

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fund-raising event to save lives from cancer.

“Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change,” said Patti Lestrange Mack, Communications Manager, American Cancer Society.

The society said funds raised provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.

It has invested more than $4.5 billion in research since 1946, and has funded more than 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 institutions nationwide.

For more information, visit RelayForLife.org , or contact Megan McGrady at (914) 397-8803 or email her at megan.mcgrady@cancer.org.

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