Residents of North Brazoria County will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 4 until 11 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Alvin ISD Memorial Stadium on the campus of Alvin High School. 

The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event. 

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with more than 4 million participants in 6,000 events worldwide. 

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them. No one understands how vital these services are more than local cancer survivors. 

In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of North Brazoria County is also supported by many businesses and organizations. If any business or organization is interested in getting involved, contact one of the event leads listed below. 

Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating or donating to the Relay For Life of North Brazoria County. Visit www.relayforlife. org/alvinmanveltx to learn more about the event or to volunteer or be a sponsor. 

Contact Debbie McDonald at 713-408-0923 or eventchairrflam@yahoo.com or Pam Leitner at 713-398-9631 or leitnerp@earthlink.

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