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More Than 2,000 Attend Yorktown Relay For Life

More than 2,000 residents turned out to take part in Yorktown's annual Relay for Life event. Photo Credit: Contributed
Residents from across Yorktown turned out to take part in the annual Relay for Life to raise money for cancer research. Photo Credit: Contributed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- More than 2,000 residents from all walks of life attended the recent Yorktown Relay for Life event to raise money to help fund cancer research.

So far, more than $160,000 has been collected from the event that also honored more than 60 cancer survivors.

Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, providing free information and critical services for people with cancer, and supporting education and prevention programs.

“One of the most important aspects of Relay For Life is celebrating cancer survivorship, calling attention to the challenges of cancer survivorship and show that life after a cancer diagnosis can be rewarding and inspiring,” said Patrice Lestrange Mack, of the American Cancer Society.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.

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