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Registration under way for 2014 Incline Village Relay for Life

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Incline Village gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Register your team today by visiting relayforlife.org/inclinevillagenv or by calling 775-828-2210.

Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this exciting team event.

Relay For Life takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Aug. 8-9 at Preston Field in Incline Village.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park, or fairground, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites at the event.

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Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and faith-based groups all aimed at furthering the efforts of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

"Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made by the American Cancer Society, and the work yet to be done," said Lucy Roman, Incline Village volunteer Relay For Life Publicity Chair. "Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves.

"Their involvement gives us hope that, together, we can finish the fight against cancer. Each new team that registers brings us that much closer."

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

For more information, visit cancer.org or call 1-800-227-2345.