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Relay for Life: American Cancer Society

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM until 6:00 AM

Location: Tom Landry Stadium (Mission HS)

Phone: (956) 682-8329

Email: heather.marks@cancer.org

Link: http://www.relayforlife.org/mcallentx

Event Description

Relay For Life of the Upper-Valley is an amazing, cancer-fighting event, bringing together the communities of McAllen, Mission, Edinburg, Pharr, and the surrounding areas. The 2013 Relay For Life of the Upper-Valley will mark the 15th year for Relay in the McAllen area. This year's Relay will take place on Friday, April 26th at Tom Landry Stadium in Mission, Texas.

2013 TEAM CAPTAIN MEETING SCHEDULE:
February Team Captain Mtg & Information Session
Monday, February 11, 2013

March Team Captain Mtg & Information Session
Monday, March 25, 2013

April Team Captain Mtg & Information Session
Monday, April 8, 2013 (campsite selection)

Bank Night Wednesday, April 24 - IBC BANK, Palms Crossing - 4p-7p

*Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place at 6:00pm at the St. John's Church Parish Hall on 2500 N 10th Street in McAllen.


For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/mcallentx or call your local American Cancer Society office at 682-8329.

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Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and has been going strong for over 25 years. Each and every event across the nation focuses on CELEBRATING those battling and surviving cancer, REMEMBERING those who have lost the battle, and FIGHTING BACK to raise funds for a cure for this disease.

Relay For Life is an overnight event where teams are formed from businesses, clubs..., schools, churches, families, friends, and service organizations, with the goal of keeping a member of their respective teams walking around the track all night long.

Team members campout and walk throughout the night to signify the journey of anyone touched by cancer and the hope for an eventual cure as the sun rises and the event concludes. It is truly an incredible event that brings the community together for a great cause.

Relay For Life events across the Rio Grande Valley have raised MILLIONS of dollars over the years. This supports the incredible research and amazing local services provided by the American Cancer Society!

For a good overview of Relay, visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LE0BJ-CSCM
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