Relay for Life scheduled for Pleasant Dale Park this August

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life has a new group this year, merging Brookfield, Countryside and Westchester into a Relay For Life of West Cook.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. Aug. 8 to 6 a.m. Aug. 9 at Pleasant Dale Park, 7425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge.

Planning committees are recruiting more teams to join the event. Teams are often made up of co-workers, friends and family members. Many businesses, schools, organizations and religious groups also build teams.

Prior to the Relay event, team members raise dollars by fundraising and securing sponsorships. During Relay For Life, teams camp out overnight and take turns walking a track in an effort to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer.

At the event, the luminaria and survivor ceremonies offer time to remember those who have lost the battle and celebrate those who have won the battle, while the Fight Back Ceremony gives everyone a chance to make a personal commitment to take action against cancer throughout the year.

If interested in starting or joining a team, visit RelayForLife.org/westcookil or call Katherine Toraason at 312-960-2311 for more information.

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