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Relay For Life - Cancer Walk

Relay For Life is an internationally recognized and supported fundraiser for the American Cancer Society raising over $300 million in the United States each year alone. This event was founded in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt, a man who was tired of hearing about and watching his patients die of Cancer. He started on a track in Tacoma, Washington and proceeded to run around the track for 24-hours, raising $27,000. Dr. Klatt was determined to raise money for Cancer Research and find a cure. Despite Dr. Klatt's passing in 2014, Relay For Life is now the worlds largest fundraiser with events in over 5,200 communities.

At Marie Curie, Relay For Life is an after-school event held in May in which students from all grades and abilities attend a student showcase, Relay around the Reservoir, and then attend a carnival within Marie Curie. Portions of proceeds from this event are donated to the American Cancer Society as additional funding for research and the fantastic programs and services in which they provide.

For more information regarding the American Cancer Society or Relay For Life, contact Mr. Dane at or visit /

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Shout out to some of the male teachers at MCHS for their committment to #NoShaveNovember! Want to get more involved in the fight against cancer?
Visit for more information on the Relay For Life Movement!