UPDATE February 7, 2018: Due to weather, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Utica will kick off its new fundraising season on February 15 instead of February 7.

The kick-off will be held Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 pm at the 1888 Tavern at Saranac, 830 Varick Street, Utica, NY 13502. The community is invited to come out for a meet and greet happy hour and learn more about the Relay For Life movement and how they can help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Utica kicks off its new fundraising season on February 7, 2018, at 5:30 pm at the 1888 Tavern at Saranac, 830 Varick Street, Utica, NY 13502. The community is invited to come out for a family-friendly meet and greet happy hour and learn more about the Relay For Life movement and how they can help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.

“Kick Off is our opportunity to showcase the many programs and services the American Cancer Society provides to the folks in the Utica area,” Melanie Francis, Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “Our teams are proud of their hard work and are always looking for more neighbors to join them in the fight.”

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer. At Relay For Life events, participants celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Join a Relay For Life event and help us attack cancer from every angle. During the kickoff event, community members will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life event, which will be held June 9-10, 2018, from Noon to 9 am, at MVCC.

The event will celebrate and honor local cancer survivors, patients and caregivers, and showcase how funds raised benefit the local community. This free event will feature drink specials for all ages as well as complimentary snacks and refreshments.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploy activists to raise awareness.

Visit RelayForLife.org or www.RelayForLife.org/UticaNY to learn more about the event, or contact Melanie Francis at 315.239.4474 or Melanie.Francis@cancer.org.

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