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Relay For Life Set to Battle Cancer, Build Community April 11-12 at Stevenson

March 5, 2014 3:30 PM

Walkers will go around the clock to fight the battle against cancer when Stevenson University's third annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® gets underway on Friday, April 11 continuing into Saturday, April 12 at Stevenson's Owings Mills Gym, 10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

The Relay, which runs from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is an initiative aimed at celebrating cancer survivors, remembering loved ones lost to cancer, and fighting back against the disease. In addition to the fundraising walk, in which team members take turns walking the indoor track, there will be food, team run activities, and entertainment provided by student groups on campus.

"Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together," said Kat Parker, the American Cancer Society representative for Stevenson University. "Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that our community 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."

The event also includes Relay for Life's "Luminaria Ceremony," in which local survivors and caregivers of cancer patients speak about their personal experiences. Participants then circle the track, which is surrounded by glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria can be purchased online for $10.

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With millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure it has a presence in every community.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult bachelor's programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.

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