Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | June 1, 2012

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For anyone who has participated in Relay for Life before, you understand when I say this event is truly life-changing. From the luminary lit track, to the survivor ceremony, to the 24 hour enthralling enthusiasm displayed by the teams- it will send chills up your spine.

The American Cancer Society hosts the all-night fundraiser in support of cancer- each and every form. The ACS reports that 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities across the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, take part in this event each year. The Triangle community will come together at Leesville Road High School tonight, June 1, to kick off our 2012 Relay for Life!

“Not only does it support all types of cancer, but it brings together the patients, survivors, loved ones, family and friends- to celebrate their life,” said Julie Yamadi, RN, Clinical Nurse for the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center and team captain of our Devils for a Cure, “We love to support Relay for Life because cancer affects everyone.”

So far, the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center Devils for a Cure have a steady hold as the top fundraiser, with over $8,500 raised to date! The Devils for a Cure are the second largest team, with 65 participants.

Be sure to come out and join us, or just stop by to show your support. Relay for Life will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the opening ceremony, and end tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. with their closing ceremony.

For more information about this event click here!

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