American Cancer Society and Murrieta save more lives from cancer through annual Relay For Life event

MURRIETA – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Murrieta will bring together 1,000 local residents May 20 – 21 at Murrieta Mesa High School to raise funds and awareness in an effort to help create a world without cancer.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, the group celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and takes action for lifesaving change. During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Society has invested more than $4.5 billion in research since 1946 and has funded more than 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 institutions nationwide.

In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Murrieta is also supported by many local businesses and organizations. This year’s sponsors include Jack In the Box, Maxx Pizza, Ralphs and Food4Less, Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Murrieta Mesa High School, Lake Elsinore Outlets, Calvary Murrieta, Jefferson Self Storage, Photography by Sharisse, Freedom RV, Fresh Concepts and Tresinos.

To participate or donate to the Relay For Life of Murrieta, visit or to learn more about the event, or contact Cathy Leseberg at [email protected].

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