Relay for Life this year is Hope from Home

Relay for Life live events across Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire through June have suspended their live events, and many now are participating on Sunday, June 7, in a virtual online Hope From Home event.
Participants should register for their local event at Relayforlife.org, and then on June 7 join the festivities. Details are available on Facebook at Relay Hope from Home in Maine.
Community volunteers and American Cancer Society staff from 50 events around the region, including ones in Augusta and Farmington, have teamed up for Hope From Home, a virtual Relay For Life experience. The online event will take place primarily on Facebook and will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded segments, plus prompts to post comments, photos and videos. It is all designed to celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers, to remember those who have died from the disease and to empower all to continue the fight against the disease.
Collectively, the events are aiming to raise $500,000 in total this year. This money enables the American Cancer Society to help cancer patients, a population vulnerable to COVID-19, to navigate their cancer journey during a pandemic. The Society offers advice on coping with cancer treatment side effects, answers questions about health insurance and so much more. Donations fund a round-the-clock toll-free helpline 800-227-2345 and live chat at Cancer.org; support research into cancer’s causes, cures and treatments; and promote education to reduce the risk of a diagnosis and to detect cancer as early as possible.