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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mt. Prospect/Prospect Heights Hosting Kick-off Event February 14

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mt. Prospect/Prospect Heights will hold its annual Kick-off event at 5 pm at Prospect High School (801 W Kensington Rd, Mount Prospect). Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are encouraged to attend.

The Kick-off event offers information about the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives faster by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back. Refreshments will be served and the registration fee will be waived for teams who sign up before or during the Kick-off event.

Relay For Life is an overnight event where teams of local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and families build awareness and raise funds – prior to and at the event – to fight cancer. 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.

This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mt. Prospect/Prospect Heights will be held May 18-19 at Prospect High School.

Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, secure community support, coordinate logistics, assist with accounting day of event, obtain refreshments and prizes, assist with publicity and plan entertainment activities for this exciting and energizing event.

For more information on the Relay For Life Kick-off celebration, contact the American Cancer Society at 847-368-1166 ext. 3 or visit

Teams may register on-line anytime.

About the American Cancer Society
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 with more than 100,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. 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 or get help, call us any time at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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