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March 18, 2013

Ice cream social to launch 2013 Relay for Life

AMESBURY — The kickoff for the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Amesbury will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Amesbury High School cafeteria, 5 Highland St.

Organizers will be launching this year’s event and celebrating spring’s arrival with a free ice cream social. There will also be a door prize raffle and entertainment by Logan Piercey. Information about the 11th annual installment of this effort to fight cancer will be available and committee members will be on hand to answer questions about the Relay For Life.

Teams are now forming and volunteers are still needed to make the 2013 Relay For Life scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18 at Landry Memorial Stadium a success. Teams can represent businesses, civic groups, public agencies, families or friends.

Money raised through the effort is used to support the programs and research of the American Cancer Society, which has been leading the fight against cancer for 100 years and is working to make the disease history. The two previous relays have raised more than $820,000

For more information on the kickoff or the relay, contact 2013 chairwoman Donna Eldredge at donnaeldredge@noreast1.com or 978-821-4084 or visit www.relayforlife.org/amesburyma.

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