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Duarte Relay for Life Set for June 29-30

Cancer never sleeps and neither will participants of the 24-hour long Relay for Life event to be hosted by the City of Duarte and the American Cancer Society on June 29 and June 30 on the campus of Northview Intermediate School, 1401 Highland Ave.  Participants of the 4th Annual Duarte Relay for Life will honor cancer survivors and pay tribute to lives lost by the disease while striving to raise $50,000 to help fight cancer in the community.
Mayor Margaret Finlay will kick off the event, hosting opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. on June 29th. Last year 17 teams participated raising more than $35,000 for the fight against cancer.
This year’s Relay will feature lots of special events to keep participants busy including a fashion show, a thrift store and a Mr. and Miss Relay contest. Teams maintain a 24-hour presence with lots of fellowship and food while camping overnight at Northview Intermediate School. Every penny earned goes toward cancer research. The City of Duarte itself is sponsoring a youth team led by Duarte’s Promise —The Alliance for Youth, in conjunction with volunteers from Northview’s Cardinals Helping Youth Live Life (C.H.Y.L.L.) and Duarte Area Resource Team (D.A.R.T). For more information about how to start or join a team, volunteer, entertain or demonstrate at the Relay, please email Penny at or call 626.755.1636

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