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Hundreds Expected at Yorktown Relay for Life

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hundreds of participants are expected at the Yorktown 2012 Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which kicks off Friday at 5 p.m.

The annual 14-hour overnight event will take place at Jack DeVito Field on Veterans Road, behind the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center. A survivor/caregiver reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by the release of butterflies at 6 p.m.

Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. with welcoming remarks from event co-chairs Jane McCarthy and Donna D'Andrea and Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace and award presentations.

A Chain of Hope lap around the track will take place at 7:45 p.m. and a caregiver lap at 8 p.m. An always moving luminaria ceremony is planned for 10 p.m., along with a tribute to Gordy Klatt, founder of Relay for Life.

Events scheduled after midnight include a pajama lap, three-legged race and hippie lap. The closing ceremony will be at sunrise.

For further information, visit Yorktown's Relay for Life website.

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