Relay for Life kicks off in February

Trustee Patt Higginson, herself a cancer survivor, announces the annual Bridgeview/Justice Relay for Life will kick off its 2013 cancer walk with a rally from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Bridgeview Community Center at 7900 Oketo Ave.

The rally is the start of the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, which culminates with the actual relay on July 26-27 at the Bridgeview Park District’s Commissioners Park.

Four teams have already signed up and have, so far, raised more than $2,500.

The rally will include a DJ for entertainment, door prizes and raffles as well as information on the Relay for Life and how the American Cancer Society is battling cancer in Bridgeview and Justice.

Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fun.

Higginson encourages everyone to attend and participate in this great cause.

The Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity that helps involve the community in its effort find the cure for cancer.

Teams of people will camp out in the park starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, and members of each team will take turns walking or running through the park until 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 27. All ages are welcome.

There will be activities and ceremonies to honor and remember loved ones who have faced cancer.

If you are interested in forming or joining a team, sign up at

For information, contact event chairwoman Angel Malone at 708-845-1827 or visit the Relay for Life Facebook page at


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