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Mark your calenders for Monrovia’s Relay For Life walk! The start date is August 16, 2014, 9:00 AM at the Monrovia Recreation Park! Learn a little more about the event below.

Organized, overnight community fundraising walk

  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the whole time entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

History of Relay For Life

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.

Source: MonroviaPatch

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