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Roseville’s annual Relay For Life scheduled

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Cooley Middle School in Roseville will host the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life April 18 and 19. Relay For Life is a fundraising event that allows participants from all walks of life, including patients, medical support staff, corporations, civic organizations, houses of worship and community volunteers to join together to fight cancer. The event begins with cancer survivors walking or in wheelchairs around the first lap of the school track. Highlighting the evening is the Ceremony of Hope, a luminaria ritual held after dark to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who have lost the battle as well as those who have lost the battle against cancer. The luminarias will line the track and will be burning throughout the night. “Relay For Life is as much an awareness raiser about the progress against cancer as it is a fund raiser,” said Kim Triplett, event chairwoman in a news release. Information on forming a team or to become involved in Roseville’s Relay For Life is available by visiting www.relayforlife.org/rosevilleca or e-mailing ktriplett@rcsdk8.org or spatterson@rcsdk8.org.