12 hours of celebrating survivors, fighting the fight and giving set for June 25

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ROCHESTER - On June 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Rochester will take place at Spaulding High School.
Relay For Life of Rochester is a 12-hour walk to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. People of all ages, including cancer survivors, participate in the event. They can walk, run, or ride at their own pace. The American Cancer Society takes this opportunity not just to raise the valuable funds needed for research and patient service programs for cancer patients and their families, but also, to spread the word about cancer prevention and early detection.
The Rochester Relay kicks off at 11 a.m. with a welcome and presentations from two cancer survivors, followed by survivors and caregivers taking the first lap around the track. Registered survivors and caregivers will take part in a free luncheon, receive a free T-shirt and other goodies. Survivors can register by visiting the website: or by calling 800-227-2345.
In celebration of this year's theme Groovin' for a Cure, the event will feature entertainment from Dance the Line, Studio 109, Taylor Marie, Cameron Drive Acoustic Trio, Sole City Dance, Rob & Jody, and Kowboys Karaoke and DJing. These talented artists all donated their time and talents to the Relay event.
At the event, guests can take part in festive lap themes such as the Disco Fever Lap or Heehaw Hoedown Lap, play fun activities and games, participate in a silent auction, enjoy delicious food and more. At dusk (8:30pm), the event moves into a more reflective phase where the field is lined with glowing luminary bags and participants walk the track in the quiet honoring and remembering those who have lost their battles to cancer. Closing ceremonies will conclude the event at 11 p.m.
Sponsor of the event include: Dartmouth Health, New England Cancer Specialists, Granite State Credit Union, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, SRW Environmental Consulting, Forged Martial Arts, Martin's Point Healthcare, Spence & Mathews Insurance, American Legion Post 7, Back to Roots Chiropractic & Nutrition, Cornerstone VNA, Rouleau's Precision Repair and Royalty Automotive Services, Inc.

In addition, The Rochester Voice, media sponsor for the event, will donate $10 for every annual and $5 for every six-month subscription purchased through June 25.
Every year, Relay For Life touches the lives of many. If you are interested in learning more about the event, signing up a team, or sponsoring or donating an item to our silent auction, please contact Sarah Scheffer, event co-chair at, local staff partner, Nancy Mathis at

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