Saturday event helped Fillmore Relay For Life Fight Back Against Cancer
Relay 4 Life was held on Saturday, September 14th at Shiells Park. The 24-hour event helped raise funds for cancer research and was a way for residents to honor cancer survivors, and remember those they have lost to the disease. It was a fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in Fillmore and Piru while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Teams formed by local businesses, community groups and individuals raised funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team members took turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoyed fun activities and entertainment off the track. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event, held in more than 4,800 communities across the country. In California, more than 300 communities hosted Relay For Life events. Twenty-four (24) community members on thirty-five (35) teams were expected to participate in the event this year.
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, September 18th, 2013