Mon10202014

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Relay For Life committee ramps up for 2014


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Walkers participate in the 2013 Relay For Life.

The 11th Annual Relay For Life/Los Altos is scheduled June 14-15 on the Egan Junior High School track and field, 100 W. Portola Ave.

Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, features teams of people from families, schools, organizations and local companies who walk the track and camp overnight.

Participation is free, and community members may attend at any time whether or not they want to fundraise. The event draws nearly 400 participants to Los Altos, including 100 cancer survivors. The assembled groups share traditions such as the opening Survivor Lap, the Luminaria Ceremony at dusk and the concluding Fight Back Ceremony.

In its first 10 years, Relay For Life/Los Altos raised $2.6 million for cancer research nationally and patient support locally.

Returning Relay For Life Chairman Arne-Lang Ree said he is “fired up for another great Relay season, the start of a new decade for Relay in Los Altos. I’m ready to finish the fight.”

The first gathering of team captains is scheduled 7 p.m. today in the State Farm Community Room at 4546 El Camino Real, Los Altos. New participants and committee volunteers are invited to attend.

For more information, visit relayforlife.org/losaltosca.

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