Norwalk's Relay for Life gears up for its annual fight against cancer this weekend

By Alex Dominguez

NORWALK - Norwalk’s 10th annual Relay for Life is taking place this weekend at Cerritos College.

The event will span over two days, June 24 and June 25, from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until final laps at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The weekend will include several activities, ceremonies, and entertainment.

According to Susan Arthur of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, the Relay for Life typically aims for a fundraising goal of $80,000. She says that this year they are already over halfway there.

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She says that many of those who get involved have been affected by cancer in one way or another.

“Everyone that does get involved is usually someone who has either had a very good friend, a family member, or even themselves that has been touched by cancer; who knows the celebrations of getting good reports and beating the disease, and also the traumatic losses of those that have gone through so much pain and agony fighting the disease and still lose their fight.

“We walk because we feel that there is a chance that someday the world will be cancer free,” said Arthur. “If every little bit of money that we collect goes towards cancer research or helping families or cancer patients be more comfortable during their cancer treatment, every little bit helps.”

Potential participants are asked to pre-register before the event.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce or Arthur at 562-863-2864.

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