Community raises more than $65,000 to fight cancer during Relay for Life

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Brandeis held its third annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life this weekend. The event, which ran from April 24 to 25 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center, was a team event in which people gathered to celebrate the lives of those who have had cancer, remember those lost, and fight back against the disease.

Ninety teams with 790 participants raised more than $65,000 to help the American Cancer Society save lives until a cure for cancer 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.

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