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Local Relay for Life Events Set for May and June 2012: Find locations and dates in Westchester and Putnam

May 01, 2012 01:16PM

Cancer survivors getting ready to walk the Survivor Lap at the Relay For Life of Mahopac in 2011

During May and June thousands of local residents will participate in one of the largest fundraising events in the world, the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Teams small and large will walk around tracks at high schools and parks throughout Putnam and Westchester in an effort to show support for cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and fight for cures. Funds raised by Relay for Life events and participants support patients who have been diagnosed with cancer as they undergo treatment and cope with the many aspects of battling the disease.   

Relay events are packed with family-friendly activities and entertainment. The Relay For Life of Mahopac, one of the largest in the region, hosts live music, complimentary fitness and wellness services for survivors and 24 hours of themed contests and laps. A hallmark of the Relay ceremony is the evening luminaria service. “To this day I remember the first time I left my house without my wig was to attend Relay,” says cancer survivor and Mahopac event co-chair Heather Strickland. “I was standing by myself watching thousands of glowing candles illuminating the track, and it took my breath away.”   

Relay for Life Events in Westchester & Putnam

Chappaqua: May 19, 2012
Horace Greeley High School
Eastchester: May 19
Concordia College
Somers: June 1
Somers Middle School
Yonkers: June 1
Lincoln High School
Ossining: June 2
Anne M. Dorner Middle School
Mahopac: June 2
Mahopac High School
Rye: June 8
Rye Town Park
Yorktown: June 8
Jack DeVito Memorial Field
Patterson: June 9
Patterson Fire Dept. (Route 311)
Pelham: June 9
Glover Field
Philipstown: June 9
Mayor’s Park
Tarrytown: June 10
Lyndhurst (dog walk)
Mount Vernon: June 15
Mount Vernon High School
Katonah-Lewisboro: June 22
John Jay High School

For more info, call 800.227.2345 or visit and type in the city or zip code information.

Registration and fundraising for Relay events can be completed online at