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2011 Relay For Life of Lancaster CA Imagine a world with more birthdays. The 17 annual Relay for Life at Quartz Hill, CA. Sharon Runner, Steve Knight, and David Veirra speak at the event. 661.948.8442 17th annual American Cancer Society “RELAY FOR LIFE” took place at Quartz Hill High School. This is an interview with Mary Binkowski and Jim Greenleaf with an overview of the event. Chili Cook Off headed up by Catherine Cadacio and Bobby Smith raised money for the Relay for Life event that was held at Quartz Hill.

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Survivors: Celebrating Life

Survivor LapSurvivors are the reason we Relay.

Our goal is to create a world where more people survive cancer so they can celebrate another birthday. This year more than 11 million people will be able to do that thanks to the support of millions of dedicated Relay participants.

Survivors are the guests of honor at Relay. Whether you are currently fighting your battle, or have been cancer-free for many years, you are a survivor. Being a part of the Survivors Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they’ve overcome, meet other survivors, and inspire and motivate their community to fight back.

We invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life. If you would like to participate in this year’s Survivors Lap or other activities, please sign up today.


Survivor Sign Up
Survivor Stories
Caregiver Stories

Remember, too, that one of the ways the American Cancer Society is saving lives is by helping people get well. We’re in your corner around the clock to guide you through every step of your cancer experience. For more information about the American Cancer Society’s support for survivors and patients, please visit or call us anytime, day or night at 1-800-227-2345.


The American Cancer Society is the place to turn for help. No matter where you are in your cancer journey, we offer free programs and services to help you through every step of the way. Call us anytime, day or night at 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345) or visit

Whether it is getting you the information you need to make treatment decisions and better understand your disease, helping you deal with the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer, or connecting you with others for emotional support, we are here and we can help.

Go to Survivor StoryResources for Cancer Patients

Heroes of Hope

Elizabeth Martin, a Breast Cancer Survivor from San Diego, in our Border Sierra Region says:

“I called the 800 number on the day I was diagnosed and the American Cancer Society has been a part of my life ever since.”

When asked how she fights back against cancer, Elizabeth Martin replies, “With every fiber of my being!” When she received a breast cancer diagnosis nine years ago, Elizabeth called the American Cancer Society’s toll-free number immediately. She took advantage of a number of Society programs and events, including Reach to Recovery, Look Good…Feel Better, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Relay For Life.

As soon as she had recovered from her surgery and chemotherapy, Elizabeth began to volunteer with the Society and play an active roll in events like Relay For Life, Daffodil Days, and Celebration on the Hill. “Once I had benefited from your many services, I had to give back!” she says. “I wanted to be there to provide support and help find a cure.”

Elizabeth counts Relay as an essential part of her life. Her very first Relay is also her most memorable. “I didn’t know what to expect,” she recalls. “The Survivors Lap made me feel special.”

“I Relay,” she says, “to get the word out that cancer is here and it’s affecting everyone’s lives. We need funding for research, especially for minorities. There are too many health disparities out there and we need to know why. I Relay so that recently diagnosed cancer survivors can feel special the way I did on my first Relay. I Relay because it brings the community together!”

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Resources for Cancer Patients

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Life is not easy for cancer patients and their loved ones; that’s why we are here. We can answer questions about insurance, rides to treatment, wigs, and much more. We are here to help with day-to-day issues and to ease the burden of patients and caregivers. Call us, anytime, day or night, at 1-800-ACS (227)-2345.

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No one need face cancer alone. We are here to provide support every step of the way, from the time you schedule a cancer test through recovery and beyond. We know what you are going through and we can put you in touch with others who can speak from experience.

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We can provide you with the most up-to-date information possible on any type of cancer, treatments and clinical trials. Search our Web site,,  for information on cancer and resources in your area, or call one of our experts at 1-800-ACS (227)-2345, day or night. They will give you their full attention and all the time you need. If they can’t answer all of your questions, they will find the answers and get back to you in a timely manner.

April 12, 2011 Posted by | 2011 relay for life, antelope valley relay for life, av cancer survivors, relay for life lancaster ca, relay for life quartz hill | , , , , | Leave a comment