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Health Awareness Month: Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society

Last year alone, the Relay For Life of Santee honored 87 cancer survivors and raised over $55,000 for the fight against cancer.

Submitted by The American Cancer Society

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.  The Society provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our website www.cancer.org and toll free phone number 1.800.227.2345.

One aspect of cancer research is underway in our community right now.  The American Cancer Society is in the process of enrolling men and women across the US in the Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS 3), to help us better understand how lifestyle, genetics, and the environment affect cancer, and how we can better prevent the disease.  If you want to help by participating in this study, are between the ages of 30-65, and have never been diagnosed with cancer please visit: www.cps3sandiego.org

In Santee, the American Cancer Society spreads awareness about its mission through the Relay For Life of Santee.  This annual event brings the residents of Santee together for a 24 hour period to Celebrate cancer Survivors, Remember those who have lost their battle and Fight Back against the disease that takes too much from too many.  Last year alone, the Relay For Life of Santee honored 87 cancer survivors and raised over $55,000 for the fight against cancer.

The 2013 Relay For Life of Santee will take place on June 1-2nd from 10am - 10am at Town Center Community Park.  

To register for the event, please visit www.RelayForLife.org/SanteeCA.  

You can also find the Relay For Life of Santee on Facebook.  

The committee meetings are underway, so if you would like to be involved in the planning process, please contact John Morley, Event Chair at (619) 306-2479 or Courtney Walsh, American Cancer Society Staff Partner at (619) 857-7450.

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