I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the many individuals who attended and supported this year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boston at English High School Track and Field in June. More than 200 people participated, helping to raise more than $35,000 for the society’s fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer, here and throughout the world. While the current economic climate continues to make fundraising more challenging for everybody, I am continually inspired by the dedication of all of my fellow volunteers who have redoubled their efforts to ensure this year’s success.
Relay For Life supports the society’s critical mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, preventing cancer or detecting it early, and get well, by being in their corner through every step of their cancer experience. We also help by finding cures through groundbreaking research and treatment discoveries and by fighting back, through influencing public policy. The outstanding support received at relay proves that the Boston community is truly committed to the fight against cancer.
We were honored to be joined by more than 40 survivors who participated in the opening lap and survivor reception. These survivors are the reason we continue the fight. Their participation inspires hope in those currently battling cancer.
A special thanks to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success—celebrating the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost and pledging to fight back against the disease. The Relay For Life committee, including Dellarie Barbour, Molli Bascom, Sharon Chisom, Andrea Howley, Alana Krafchin, Daniel Lachar, Michelle Lamy, Liz O’Brien, Liz Olson, Roberta Ramos, Susan Read, Sarah Risko, Leah Shackleton, Fei Tan, Jay Wayshak and Dana Weissman, did an outstanding job of putting the event together.
We also appreciate the generosity of our sponsors Charles River Associates, NES Rentals and IBEW local 103.
Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society, and remember it’s not too late to turn in any outstanding donations to support this year’s event and never too early to get involved to help us plan for next year. Visit www.relayforlife.org/bostonma to learn more.
American Cancer Society Program Manager
Relay For Life of Boston