Thursday, July 16, 2015

Press Release: Cancer Survivors and Caregivers to be Honored at Relay For Life

Cancer survivors and their caregivers will walk the celebratory first hour at the annual American Cancer Sociery event on July 18 at the Relay For Life regions ( The Survivors Hour will start at 10 AM SL time, and anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer may participate. As the survivors walk, other event participants will cheer then on in a demonstration of support and celebration. The five-year survival rate for all cancers has risen to 68 percent, thanks in part to the many colunteers around the world who participate in Relay for Life events in their communities and in Second Life.

The Relay For Life program is a community event where teams and individials set up "campsites" around a track and take turns walking or running for the duration of the event. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide last year. The money raised supports groundbreaking cancer research, education programs, and critical services for people facing cancer.

If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver in Second Life and would like to take part in the Relay for Life of Second Life event, you can register at Http:// or contact TS Darrow inworld or at

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, nearly 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we're finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more infomration, to get help, or to join the fight, visit or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.

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