Southold Relay for Life Kickoff Coming Soon

A kickoff event takes place Monday at 7 p.m. in Southold.

Once again, Southold residents will team up in a heartfelt way to fight cancer.

The kickoff for the 2014 Southold Relay for Life will take place Monday, Feb. 3 at Southold Elementary School cafeteria, located at 420 Oaklawn Avenue, at 7 p.m.

At the kickoff event, there will be live registration, information, fund-raising ideas, details about the new venue, printed materials for distribution, and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Informational meetings will also be held at the Southold Elementary School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Dates include:

Wed., March 5

Tues., April 8

Wed., May 14

Also, a Relay sign-up will take place on Friday at Mattituck High School's Coaches vs. Cancer game, according to the Southold Relay for Life Facebook page. The first game begins at 4 p.m., with another to follow at 5:45 p.m.

For the first time this year, the 9th Annual Relay for Life will take place at a new location, Mitchell Park in Greenport, at a new time, from noon until midnight, on May 31. 

The community will join together to make a difference by raising awareness about the disease, as well as funds to support the American Cancer Society’s research efforts and programs that support and educate people battling the disease.

According to the Relay team, the latest statistics show that one in two men, and one in three women, will be diagnosed with invasive cancer.  

"The good news is that for over four consecutive years now, the number of cancer-related deaths has decreased," the Relay team said in a release.

At the Relay for Life events, groups form teams to raise funds for cancer research. At the event, the groups create campsites where they walk in memory of those lost, light luminaria bags and candles, dance, and participate in other activities.

Cancer survivors walk amidst those holding candles and signs for those they've lost. At the end of the event, participants commit to fight back and advocate for a cancer-free future. 

For additional information, For more information, please click here or contact Claire Smith, Relay For Life Specialist, at 631-300-3146.


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