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Relay For Life Plans Kickoff Celebration

by Lisa Ahronian

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ashland /Holliston
Plans Kickoff Celebration Tuesday, January 18th

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Ashland /Holliston will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at St. Mary’s Church on Washington Street in Holliston on Tuesday, January 18th for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.   The rally will honor cancer survivors and feature guest speakers with entertainment and appetizers.  Kick-off celebration begins at 6:30 pm -– Join the fun. 

The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life –- all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. 

The Relay For Life of Ashland /Holliston is currently seeking local residents from Ashland, Holliston and the surrounding communities to serve as committee members, team captains, and volunteers for the Saturday, June 11th through Sunday, June 12th  event.  Anyone interested in joining the planning committee, becoming a team captain, volunteering or just finding out more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend the kickoff.  For more information please contact Gillian Baudreau at your American Cancer Society at (781) 314-2633 or or visit

“Relay For Life gives the Ashland and Holliston communities a unique opportunity to contribute to the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives, by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back,” said Gillian Baudreau, Community Executive, Development for the American Cancer Society. “Residents who give their time, energy and financial commitment to this exciting event are really standing up for our community and its pledge to join the fight.”

In 2011, there are more than ninety Relay For Life events happening around Massachusetts.  For more information about Relay For Life in your community call 1-800-227-2345 or visit
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Contact:           Linda Ahronian

Address:           107 Concord St, Holliston 01746                                              
Phone: 508-429-8784