American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Novato Fights Back Against Cancer!

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Relay For Life is a fun and unique 24-hour event to increase cancer awareness in Marin while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s local, regional, state-wide and and national programs and services. Teams of up to 12 people formed by local Novato and Marin based businesses including US Bank and Bank of Marin, community groups including Rotary and individuals raise funds prior to the event. At the Relay, team members take turns walking or running around a track, relay-style and enjoy fun activities and entertainment off the track.

Relay For Life celebrates those who have survived cancer, remembers those who have lost the battle and gives communities an opportunity to fight back against a disease that takes too much. Funds raised go to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving research, advocacy, education and free support services. 41% of all funds raised go to help cancer patients and their families in Marin.

Over 280 community members from Novato and Marin making up over 46 teams are expected to participate in the event this year. Currently Relay for Life of Novato teams have raised over $37,000.

Relay for Life of Novato takes place from 10AM Saturday, July 17 to 10AM Sunday, July 18, 2010. The event is at San Jose Middle School, 1000 Sunset Parkway, Novato.

Musical line up includes Big Brother and the Holding Company who played with Janice Joplin. Rule 5 Alternative Punk and the Matthew Hanson Blues Band to name a few.

The event is a fun-filled time with lots to do:

10:00 AM Celebrate Ceremonies!
11:00 AM Novato Music Association
11:45 AM Jolie and Friends
12:30 PM Elfis, The King of Elves
1:15 PM Matthew Hanson Blues
2:15 PM The Quest Band
3:30 PM Rule 5 Alternative Punk
4:30 PM Blue Light River
5:30 PM Big Brother and the Holding Company
7:00 PM The 85’s
8:30 PM Luminaria Ceremony
10:00 PM Movie Night (Must be a registered participant to Stay)
8:00 AM Pancake Breakfast
9:30 AM Fight Back Ceremonies

Join us for more fun with our Jumpy House Sponsored by Marin OES Allstars
Team, A Full Kids Activity Area including Special Visits by Miss Kitty (11am), Dusty’s
Puppets (1pm), clowns games, crafts and more!
Also Join us for more fun with Throughout the day in our Fitness Area for various classes
including Zumba, Boot Camp, The Cross Fit Weight Lifting Challenge sponsored by Tam
Crossfit, Whole Foods, Kind Nutrition, and many others!

Lunch will be provided free to all registered Relayers onsite from 12-2pm by Southern Marin Fire Team FIRE 1. Dinner is provided by California Rotisserie Grill with $10 donation. Breakfast is free to Relayers and provided by the Novato Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts.

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