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Relay For Life of Bolingbrook This Weekend

As of June 5, 310 participants were registered and $40,827 had been raised.

After months of planning, the 2012 Relay for Life of Bolingbrook kicks off this weekend.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday, at the , 375 W Briarcliff Road.

As of June 5, 310 participants were registered and $40,827 had been raised, officials said.

While the main objective of Relay For Life is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event helps spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer and unite a community in the fight against cancer, said Lona Slaughter of the American Cancer Society.

For more information about the 2012 Relay for Life of Bolingbrook, click here.

Cathy Kalnicky June 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM
HOPE, the American Cancer Society uses HOPE as their theme. HOPE has different meanings to people. Some will say, I HOPE I do not get CANCER. While others say I HOPE the CANCER stays away. I am a 2 year survivor; my treatment for breast cancer began in 2009 (bilateral mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation) and completed almost 2 years later. The scars are both emotional and physical for myself, my family and my friends. I Relay so HOPEfully in my lifetime no one else has to hear the phrase - YOU HAVE CANCER. Come on out and join the celebration of life or to remember your loved one.
Amber June 07, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Cathy is right! It is about HOPE! Right now I HOPE the masses just found on my Aunt's lungs are not cancer! I HOPE my family & friends that are survivors can beat their cancer and stay in remission. I HOPE I never have to hear that someone I love has cancer again. I HOPE everyone will come out and show love and support for all of the survivors in our community and remember all those we have lost.

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