Crestview Relay For Life sets Oct. 17 kickoff at Riverside Elementary School

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 05:26 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Crestview is getting underway; its kickoff is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Riverside Elementary School, 3400 E. Redstone Ave., Crestview. 

As participants gather this year to register teams and launch fundraising efforts, they’ll be helping the American Cancer Society redouble its efforts to make this cancer’s last century – not just for members of Crestview, but around the world.

As the world’s largest grassroots fundraising program, the Relay For Life movement mobilizes friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, service organizations and faith-based groups in communities throughout the country, to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide everyone an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

You can get involved with Relay For Life Crestview as a volunteer, team captain, or participant. The Oct. 17 kickoff event at Riverside Elementary School will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from funds raised at Relay events and will honor cancer survivors.

For more information about the program, call the American Cancer Society at 850-244-9042, or visit

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