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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Relay for Life at Cal High

San Ramon, CA – 06/01/2011 – Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the eleventh annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of San Ramon gets underway with teams of residents gathering at California High School on June 18th at 10 AM.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the event. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. 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 efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Jim Wild, Volunteer Event Chair. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors and caregivers, which serves as a reminder that San Ramon is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer

Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Mr. Wild added.

Funds raised at Relay For Life of San Ramon enable the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community. Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminary bags that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. A suggested donation of $10 will purchase a bag for decoration or you may have someone at the Relay For Life event decorate a bag for you. Also a part of San Ramon’s Relay For Life event is the “Fight Back” Ceremony, in which a community leader will inspire Relay participants with his or her own personal story or commitment and will challenge them to take a personal pledge of action (e.g., stop smoking, eat healthier foods, exercise regularly, etc.) in fighting back. For more information about the event please go online to

To locate a Relay For Life event and find out how you may get involved, please

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; by 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 anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Jeremy Gomoljak
Pubic Relations Chair & Cancer Survivor - Relay For Life San Ramon
One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a
life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people-
to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember
loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that
takes too much. Won't you join us?

2011 Relay For Life of San Ramon, CA

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 10:00AM - Sunday, June 19, 2011 @10:00AM

Event Location:
California High School, San Ramon, CA


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