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Molokai Battles Back Against Cancer

Relay for Life Molokai News Release

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Molokai gets underway with teams of residents gathering on August 8 at 6 p.m.

Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the Kaunakakai Ball Park with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening.  Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay, sporting chili plates/bowls, popcorn, glow sticks, and many more.  Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups — people from all walks of life, all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Avette Ponce, Molokai’s Relay Chairperson.

“Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that Molokai is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, “ U`i Lima added.

Funds raised at Relay for Life of Molokai are enabling the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community.  Come help fight back against cancer by participating as a team captain, member, or individual during this year’s Relay for Life Molokai event.  For more information call Avette Ponce at (808) 658-0327 or U`i Lima at (808) 646-0180 or email relayforlife2013@hotmail.com.


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