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Lewis County Relay for Life to have holiday theme, kickoff Monday in Lowville

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LOWVILLE — This year’s Lewis County Relay for Life event will have a festive touch.

The theme of the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be “Celebrating Holidays at Relay for Life.”

A Relay kickoff event is set for Monday, March 10, at Lowville Elks Lodge 1605 on Shady Avenue.

Pizza and soft drinks will be available at 5:15 p.m., followed by kickoff festivities at 6 p.m.

Cancer survivor and Journal and Republican account executive Yvonne Houppert will be the honorary chairwoman for this year’s Relay.

“I’m not one who likes to make speeches, but, if I can help even one person who is going this themselves or as a caregiver, then I will be happy,” Mrs. Houppert said.

All existing team members or others interested in joining the fight against cancer in Lewis County are invited to attend, as organizers are hoping to add new teams for the annual walking relay, set for May 30 and 31 at the Lewis County Fairgrounds, Bostwick Street.

“If cancer has touched your life, participating in Relay For Life of Lewis County is a great way to take action and help finish the fight,” states the local group’s website. “This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.”

Those interested may register a new team or donate to an existing one on-line at www.relayforlife.

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