Relay for Life kicks off

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - After a successful 2009, American Cancer Society officials says they're ready to have an even better 2010 but need your help to make that happen.

Tuesday, its biggest fundraiser of the year, Relay for Life, kicked off in Grand Junction. This year's event will take place June 18 and 19 at the Long Family Memorial Park next to Central High School.

Organizers say in 2009, 120 local teams were able to raise $210,000 for cancer research. This year, their goal is for 130 teams to raise even more money.

"If they can find a cure for cancer, then raising the money for the research to find a cure, so nobody else has to suffer, would be amazing," says Megan Kemmis, a current breast cancer patient and honorary chair for Relay for Life.

Organizers are encouraging anyone who wants to participate to start or join a Relay for Life team. Teams consist of 10 to 15 people and are asked to raise at least $1,000 before the event.

Individuals can find teams to join by visiting the Grand Junction Relay For Life Web site or by calling 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

To visit the Grand Junction Relay for Life Web site, click the link below.


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