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Community to fight cancer at Relay for Life

By Staff | Aug 10, 2017

LAHAINA – In the fight against cancer, hundreds of people will participate in the Relay for Life of West Maui on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Lahaina Recreation Center Multipurpose Field.

The American Cancer Society, together with survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members, will stage this Relay for Life of West Maui “at the Carnival.”

Teams take turns walking or running around a track as a commitment that participants will not rest until there is a cure for cancer.

The theme this year is carnival, featuring food, games, and entertainment for the whole family.

At 5 p.m., there will be a Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Lap, followed by a special dinner to honor them.

At 8 p.m., the Luminaria Ceremony remembers loved ones lost to the disease.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is the world’s largest fundraiser to save lives from cancer. These events take place nationwide for communities to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action in the fight against cancer.

Each year, the Relay for Life movement raises more than $400 million to support cancer research, education and prevention efforts, and free programs and services for people facing cancer in the community.

West Maui has participated in Relay for Life since 1998 and will continue to do so until the world is free from the pain and suffering of cancer.

For more information, or to register and donate, visit www.relayforlife.org/westmauihi.