Commerce Residents Raise Thousands to Fight Cancer

By EGP Staff Rerport

Relay for Life kicks off with cancer survivors (pictured) leading the annual Survivor’s Lap. (City of Commerce)

About 700 people attended last Saturday’s Commerce Relay for Life where 18 teams camped out for 24-hours, taking turns walking or running around the Veteran’s Memorial Park baseball field to raise money for American Cancer Society.

Two-hundred thirty-nine participants raised nearly $24,000 for the American Cancer Association, according to Daniel Larios of City of Commerce Public Information Office.

A Luminaria Ceremony was held late in the evening to remember the lives lost to cancer and celebrate the lives of the survivors.

The fundraising event held for the second year in a row in the city was held in collaboration with the Commerce Industrial Council.

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April 11, 2013  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.


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