American Cancer Society kicked off its Relay for Life

Last year over 400 people participated in the Relay for Life

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The American Cancer Society kicked off its Relay for Life of Greater Holyoke and Chicopee Saturday.

The Relay for Life movement unites communities across the globe to honor cancer survivors and caregivers while remembers loved ones lost. Groups of people form teams to take turns to walk or run around a track or path and raise money for cancer research.

Thirteen teams signed up to be a part of the walk today at the Chicopee Moose Lodge.

Kristel Chouinard Holyoke Chicopee Realy for life event chair told 22News, “Without fundraising and research cancer will never be dead. I was diagnosed with cancer myself two years ago and the programs were very beneficial to me as they are with many others.”

Last year over 400 people participated in the Relay for Life Greater Holyoke/Chicopee and raised over $37,000.

The Relay for Life will be held on May 6th and 7th at the Chicopee Comprehensive High School.

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