American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Cook County will hold new event on June 6 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Lyons Township High School, South Campus. Community members and students join together in the fight against cancer.


Hundreds of participants of the Relay For Life of West Cook will come together this year at a new event location. The Relay For Life of West Cook will come together this year at Lyons township High School at the South Campus. For the first time in years the community event will be held together with the Lyons Township Student population. The event is held to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. 


The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community-based events where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times and participates in fundraising in the months leading up to the event. Funds raised through Relay For Life events support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission.                                                               


For more information, join us at our kickoff event on March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lyons Township High School South Campus Corral. Food, fun and raffles will help us inform and encourage the community to get involved in Relay For Life!