American Cancer Society seeks teams to participate in Bedford Relay For Life

BEDFORD — The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the Relay For Life of Bedford.

This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. June 24 to 10 a.m. June 25 at Friendship Village Campground.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the event celebrates people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change.

During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path.

Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to and also at the event.

The atmosphere at a Relay event is much like a family block party with activities, food and fun for everyone.

Relay For Life brings the community together embracing their collective power to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.

“Every passionate step taken demonstrates courage and strength,” said Jen Barron, community manager of Relay For Life. “Together, we are bigger than cancer, and funds raised by local teams help the American Cancer Society bring cancer to its knees.”

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations.

Teams and individuals can learn more and sign up for the Relay For Life of Bedford by visiting RelayForLife.org/pabedford or by calling Barron at 442-9582.