Vermont Business
January 19, 2011

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(Stowe, Vermont) – Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the eighth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® NordicStyle gets underway with teams gathering at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on Saturday, March 19, at 6pm.

Relay For Life NordicStyle is held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the Nordic Center at Trapp Family Lodge, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the trail 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 friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . 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 helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people

who have battled cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Antonia Opitz, PR Chair for the Relay For Life of NordicStyle. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that our community is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society's efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Opitz added.

Funds raised at Relay For Life of NordicStyle are enabling the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community by supporting vital, cutting-edge cancer research; providing cancer patients with services such as transportation to treatment, free lodging at our Hope Lodge, and round the clock support at our national cancer information center available at 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night; publishing lifesaving literature on cancer prevention, detection and tobacco control; and developing a new generation of medicines that help those battling cancer.

Register a team today and start raising money to help fight back and find a cure. Teams may register on line.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call us anytime, day ornight, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

**Register a team today!**

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