Planning for the 2013 Mission Viejo Relay for Life is officially underway.
Last week volunteers gathered to prepare for this year's marathon—a 24-hour fundraising relay to fund cancer research through the American Cancer Society.
This year's theme is "In It, To Win It." Thursday's sports-themed kick-off featured Hero of Hope and Cancer survivor, Joelle Kearny and Mission Viejo, Mayor Rhonda Reardon.
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