Brandeis community to participate in American Cancer Society's 'Relay for Life' May 2-3

This weekend Brandeis University will be holding its second annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The event, which will run from May 2 to 3 at the Gosman Convocation Center, is a team event to fight cancer in which people gather to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. To sign up as a participant, or to donate, go to the Brandeis Relay for Life Web site. Any questions may be directed to Team Development Chairs Nadine Channaoui ( or Cassidy Dadaos (

The American Cancer Society is determined to ultimately eliminate cancer as a major health threat. While striving to reach this goal, the American Cancer Society works daily to save more lives until a cure is found.

The immediate goal of saving more lives must be accomplished largely through public education on the prevention and early detection of cancer, education of the medical community on the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels for cancer-related legislation.

The ultimate goal of total cancer control can be reached through research. Scientists supported by American Cancer Society funds are continuing to make breakthroughs that can increase the number of lives saved. Since 1946, the year the American Cancer Society awarded its first research grants, we’ve invested more than $3.2 billion in research. The investment has paid rich dividends: in 1946, only one in four cancer patients were alive five years after diagnosis; today, 66 percent live longer than five years.

The real strength of the American Cancer Society lies in its volunteers, who translate policy into reality. Motivated by personal experiences and concern for others, they accomplish the mission of the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society’s Web site.

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