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Relay for Life Kick Off Celebration Planned for Nov. 27th

On Tuesday, November 27th, the Relay For Life of Phoenixville will be holding a kick off celebration for the '08 event. The celebration will be held at the Phoenixville High School Cafeteria (1200 Gay St) and will begin at 6:30pm. This year's celebration will feature the following:

  • Meet this year's Co-Chairs and see the passing of the torch

  • Hear from this year's Honorary Survivor

  • Luminaria Ceremony: Celebrate the lives of those who have fought bravely, but have lost their battle

  • Musical selections by The High School's Select Choir & the Guitar Club

  • Spanish Immersion students will read poetry in both Spanish & English

  • Raffle

  • Fighting March & Line Dance by the High School Marching Band


Also, for those who are interested in being a part of the '08 Relay, banking & team registration tables will be open from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., and again after the ceremony.

This year's relay will be held on May 2 & 3, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. As in the past, it will be held at the Phoenixville Area School District’s Washington Field.

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About the Relay for Life


"Relay For Life® is a fun-filled overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer in your community. At the event, we celebrate survivorship and raise money to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

But, Relay is much more than a walk around a track. It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived. It is a night for people who have shared the same experience to comfort and console one another. During this event, we honor survivors during the Survivors Lap and we remember those we lost to cancer during the Luminaria Ceremony. We also celebrate life, friendship, and a chance to work together toward a cancer-free future."
-- Relay For Life of Phoenixville

For more information, please see the school district's site at www.phoenixvillerelayforlife.org.

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Thanks to reader Karin for the email on this year's event!

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