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Cancer Society Relay Kicks Off Greenwich Planning

GREENWICH, Conn. – Get involved and join the ranks of fellow residents and cancer survivors at the kick off meeting Jan. 17 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The relay is in its sixth year since Greenwich High graduate Jacqui Walter, a two-time survivor of Hodgkin lymphoma, helped start the event. “We thought, ‘So many towns in Fairfield County participate [in Relay for Life], so why not have one in Greenwich, too?’ ” Walter said in an interview last year.

Relay for Life will host its 2012 kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Greenwich Town Hall. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the relay is an overnight team walk designed to raise funds as well as awareness about cancer. Eighty cents of every dollar raised goes to support research, education, advocacy and patient services.

Since 2007, more than 1,500 people have volunteered their time and raised nearly $500,000.

Evelyn Cusack Landesman and Kevin Landesman are once again co-chairing the event. They are looking for relay teams, volunteers and sponsors. For more information, contact Aubrey Keely by email , by calling 203-563-1527, or by visiting the relay website .

This year’s relay will take place June 15 on the King Street campus of Brunswick School.

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