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Relay for Life Coming to UW Campus

February 23, 2009

Plans are under way for the annual Relay For Life fundraiser, April 17-18 at the University of Wyoming.

The event supports cutting-edge cancer research and helps provide free transportation to hospitals, publish life-saving literature, prevent youth smoking and develop a new generation of weapons to fight cancer, says Lindsay Kowalski, UW Relay for Life chair.

"The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate those who have faced cancer, remember those who died and empower everyone to fight back," Kowalski says. "Being a part of Relay For Life means being a part of a national grassroots movement to end cancer."

The ACS has been an active member of Laramie for many years, offering services and support to those battling cancer and providing lifesaving cancer information to the community. The help of generous volunteers and dedicated staff allows the continuance of their mission to eliminate cancer.

However, Kowalski says the ACS faces a critical shortage of volunteer leaders.

"Now is the time for individuals, families, organizations, schools, religious groups, corporations and small businesses to build a team and join our fight to reduce the burden of cancer across America," she says. "Relay For Life can be the site for several groups on campus to come together for one cause that affects so many in our country."

To sign up to participate or learn how to volunteer for other patient services, call 1-800-ACS-2345, visit, or e-mail

The UW chapter of the Relay For Life is completely separate from the Albany County chapter, which will hold its relay on June 19-20. These are two distinct events.

Posted on Monday, February 23, 2009

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