Edgewater is Proud to Support Riverview Relay for Life!

By Heidi Dezayas via Plum-Oakmont Patch

   

The 12th-annual Riverview Relay for Life will be held at Riverside Park Saturday and Sunday.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s primary fundraising program with proceeds supporting cancer research, education and patient services. It is a community-based fun-filled event, designed to celebrate survivorship and remember lost loved ones.  

Riverview Relay for Life is a 24-hour fundraising event at Riverside Park in Oakmont that includes team activities, live music, food concessions, raffles and games while team members take turns walking or running around the track. 

It begins Saturday at 9:40 a.m. and ends Sunday at 9:30 a.m. At the Relay, the teams camp out at the park and have a representative on the track at all times because “cancer never sleeps,” according to the cancer society. 

The Relay begins with a survivors lap in which cancer survivors walk the track to celebrate their victories over the disease. In the evening, there will be a luminaria ceremony where candles are lit inside bags with the names of people who have been affected by cancer—close to 1,000 luminary candles will light the track. Cancer survivors are invited to attend the survivorship celebration at the Riverview Relay for Life.

For more information on getting involved with the 2012 Riverview Relay for Life, contact Barbara Kutilek at 412-828-8593 or [email protected] or go to  www.relayforlife.org/pariverview.

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