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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Medford-Somerville


Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It is a unique event that offers communities an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Our Relay is held in June every year and is a 15 hour overnight event. Teams of 10 to 15 people camp out at a local high school, college, park, or fairground and take turns walking, jogging, or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Since Relay For Life is a community gathering rather than an athletic event, anyone and everyone can participate. Local businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools, and service organizations form teams. These teams share a common purpose- their support of the American Cancer Society's mission.