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Combined Mill Creek, Edmonds, and Mukilteo Relay for Life coming up

Looking to build upon the momentum Mill Creek, Edmonds, and Mukilteo Relay for Life events have gained the past five years; team recruiting is underway to fundraise for 2015.
Looking to build upon the momentum Mill Creek, Edmonds, and Mukilteo Relay for Life events have gained the past five years; team recruiting is underway to fundraise for 2015. Image courtesy of Relay for Life.

By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.

Did you know that since the early 1990s, cancer death rates have declined by 20 percent? That's nearly 1.2 million lives saved from the disease in that time! That progress in the fight is thanks in part to the millions of supporters who participate in a Relay For Life event every year.

Join us at the 2015 Relay for Life on Saturday, May 30th, to help the American Cancer Society finish the fight!

Looking to build upon the momentum Mill Creek, Edmonds, and Mukilteo Relay for Life events have gained the past five years; team recruiting is underway to fundraise for 2015.

Relay for Life is a team-oriented event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost to cancer, honor those who are fighting cancer, and fight back by raising funds for cancer research and for local cancer support programs. 

Teams take turns walking around the track throughout the night, representing the reality that cancer never sleeps.

Here is the May 30th and 31st schedule of events:

Opening Ceremony - 12:00 pm

The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivors Lap - 12:30 pm

During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Caregivers Lap - 12:35 pm

During the Caregivers Lap, anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer walks a lap so they can be honored for their support. Caregivers walk this lap with the people they helped if they are also present at the event.

Luminaria Ceremony - 10:00 pm

The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.

Closing Ceremony - 8:00 am

The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

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