Friday, February 20, 2009

Relay for Life

For Immediate Release
Joan Orozco, (909) 509-0157
Families and Friends of Pomona
Use Hearts and Feet to Fight Cancer
Pomona, Feburary,20th 2009 —In its first year, participants will walk for 24hrs to fight against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pomona. Residents of Pomona and the surrounding communities will gather at Pomona City Hall on April 18, 2009 to fight cancer. Relay For Life is a family friendly team event where participants walk relay-style around a quad while participating other in fun activities surrounding the quad. Teams include, but are not limited, to coworkers, club members, family and friends who gather donations prior to the event. “Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate those affected by cancer. As well as, those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Ismael Arias . “This is our way of giving back to the cause of finding a cure for cancer as well as lends a show of support for our friends, families and neighbors that have been touched by this disease ,” Katherine Culliver added.
Funds raised at Relay For Life will enable the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach
people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

Relay For Life events will be held in more than 300 communities throughout California, raising $36 million for the fight against cancer. For more information about, this event please visit: . The American Cancer Society is m dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States.

For more
information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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