The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Midcoast Maine is scheduled for June 25-26 at Camden Hills Regional High School. The event gives everyone in the community a chance to help the society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference can form a team and take part in this community event.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during relay. Relay brings together people from all walks of life — all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking research; and by fighting back through rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer.

“Relay For Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to help Maine cancer patients and their families,” said Ainsley Kennedy, publicity chairman of the Midcoast event, in a news release. “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let the local community know that cancer can be defeated.”

Information about how to form a team, help plan the event, or volunteer at the Relay For Life of Midcoast Maine is available at cancer.org/merelays or by calling Melissa Cushman at 373-3723. To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.