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American Cancer Society

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine

Location

25020 W. Avenue StanfordSte 170Valencia, CA 91355 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Description

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer: rides to treatment, hotel stays, support groups, research, and so much more. Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.

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