For more information contact:                                                                                   

Lisa M. Anthon, APR

716/689-6982 extension 113

716/432-1196 cell                                                                    




Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life and Honor Those Touched by the Disease at the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”


Amherst, New York—April 11, 2005– The American Cancer Society invites individuals to honor cancer survivors and caregivers or pay tribute to those who have lost their battles with cancer to join a Relay For Life in your community.

Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, barbecue, and walk or run around a local track “relay” style to fight cancer. Funds raised support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services in the community.

All cancer survivors are invited to celebrate their triumph over cancer by participating in an inspirational “survivors’ lap” to open the Relay For Life.

Relay For Life will take place in the following communities:

April 22 – 23                SUNY at Buffalo

May 21 – 22                 Barker     

June 4 – 5                   Akron

June 4 – 5                   Jamestown

June 4 – 5                   West Seneca

June 10 - 11                Lewiston               

June 10 - 11                Grand Island

June 10 - 11                Ellicottville

June 11 - 12                Hamburg

June 11 - 12                Dunkirk/Fredonia

June 17 - 18                Elma

June 18 - 19                Ken-Ton


The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society Eastern Division has 46 community-based offices, involving thousands of volunteers throughout New York and New Jersey. For 24-hour cancer information, call toll-free

1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

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