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).

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.