What: 21st Annual Relay For Life of Greater Attleboro.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, June 14 through 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15.

Where: Norton High School, Route 123, Norton.

Who: This relay, which was held in North Attleboro for its first 19 years, attracts people from across the area. Those who aren’t walking or volunteering are welcome to attend.

Why: To raise money for the American Cancer Society to aid the research into finding a cure for cancer and to help pay for outreach programs for cancer patients and their families.

History: Relay For Life began in 1985 by Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt, who walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Wash. He covered 83.6 miles and raised $27,000.

How the event works: People take turns circling the track from the opening ceremony through the wrap-up on Saturday morning. The teams raise money before-hand and during the event.

Opening ceremony: 6 p.m. June 14. The guest speaker will be a relay participant who will share an inspiring story.

Closing ceremony: 10 a.m. June 15.

Theme: Fun and games.

More info: Contact Brittney Toth of the cancer society at brittney.toth@cancer.org or at 508-897-4329. Online: The Relay For Life of Greater Attleboro’s web page is at main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife (search for the Greater Attleboro event).

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