RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT WRAP-UP NEWS RELEASE SAMPLE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: First Name Last Name American Cancer Society Phone: (XXX) XXX-XXXX Email: [email protected] American Cancer Society Relay For Life Is a Success: __________ Miles, $__________ Help to Create a World with More Birthdays (NAME OF COMMUNITY) – (DATE) – The past weekend's (NUMBER) annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® raised $_________ to support the Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer, leaving (NUMBER) volunteers exhausted, but happy, after walking a combined (NUMBER) miles at (RELAY SITE). “Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours walking for the cause, (NAME OF COMMUNITY) residents certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said (NAME), volunteer chair for the 20(XX) Relay For Life. The top individual fundraiser was (NAME), who collected $_____ in donations. The top fundraising team was (NAME OF TEAM), led by (TEAM CAPTAIN NAME), which raised $______. More than (NUMBER) people, represented by (NUMBER) teams, participated in this year’s Relay event. The teams were comprised of area families, faith-based groups, businesses, clubs and other organizations. “More than (NUMBER) people in our community alone will face a cancer diagnosis this year,” said (VOLUNTEER CHAIR’S LAST NAME). “And, it’s critical that we come together during Relay to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back." The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of (COMMUNITY) was made possible by (LIST OF SPONSORS). To learn more about Relay For Life, visit www.RelayForLife.org or call 800-2272345. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. ### .