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Rain or Shine: Relay For Life of Mission Viejo to Kick Off

2013 Relay for Life of Mission Viejo, Kickoff will be held on Thurs., Jan. 24 at 6 pm at The Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

The American Cancer Society’s, 2013 Relay for Life of Mission Viejo "In It, To Win It" Kickoff will be held on Thurs., Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at The Norman P. Murray Community Center

"In It, To Win It" will get underway as event volunteers and participants rally to launch fundraising efforts for the year. The sports-themed kick-off will feature speakers from the community, Hero of Hope and cancer survivor Joelle Kearny, and Mission Viejo Mayor Rhonda Reardon.

This will be an opportunity to register a team for the overnight event scheduled on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 at Saddleback College.  Anyone interested in forming a team, volunteering for the event or learning more about Relay for Life is encouraged to attend.

Relay for Life, the world’s largest fundraising event mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember their loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to make a difference. Families, friends, businesses, youth groups and others unite to further the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

In fact, Mission Viejo has participated since 1995 and just recently was honored for reaching a milestone—$2 million dollars raised. In 2012, they raised more than $100,000. 

"In It, To Win It' is free to the public. Enjoy a night of entertainment, food, music and door prizes while honoring survivors. Boba-lish-es, Oggi’s, Jersey Mike's, Buffalo Wild Wings and Fairhaven Memorial Services have generously sponsored the event. Don’t forget to wear your favorite sports team jersey.

Get involved and make a difference. Please contact Amanda Bassett at 949/859-4348 Ext.5722 to RSVP, join Relay for Life or go to mvrelay.org.

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Steve Bell January 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM
This is a great way to learn more about how you can Fight Back against cancer. It will be well worth your time to attend!
Carey Smith January 24, 2013 at 12:16 AM
I attended my first Relay for Life event last year. The survivors walk and luminaries are two of my favorite parts of the 24 hour walk... very moving and inspirational!
Ilknur Erbas-White January 24, 2013 at 01:13 AM
This is my eighth year with Relay. Wonderful event. Get a team together and join us. You do not have a team? Join ours. We are called VOLUNTEERS FOR LIFE. http://main.acsevents.org/goto/VOLUNTEERS_FOR_LIFE
Tania Villalbazo January 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Hi Ilke...hope you had a great turn out. I had to teach but my heart was with you guys :) ~Tania Villalbazo

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