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Relay for Life 2018
May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Relay for Life is a community-based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.
Each year, more than 5,000 Relay for Life events in over 20 countries involve participants on relay teams who walk continuously for 24 hours in order to raise funds for the ACS and awareness of cancer in their communities.
Locally, Relay for Life of Greater Saucon-Bethlehem Area’s annual 24-hour relay event will be held in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park from noon on Saturday, May 19 to noon on Sunday, May 20.
In addition to the opening ceremony featuring a keynote speaker followed by a Survivors’ Lap at noon on Saturday, there will be vendors, food, raffles, music and much more to enjoy throughout the park on Saturday and Sunday.
As the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser and the organization’s signature event, the mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.
Around Hellertown, the purple bows tied to trees along Main Street are to help promote the upcoming Relay for Life event.