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Monday September 21st, 2015 :: 11:46 a.m. PDT


#LASD Transit Policing Division hosts The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on Saturday, September 26th

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Transit Policing Division has partnered with the American Cancer Society to host their first Relay For Life event taking place Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 8 AM to 2 PM, at Whittier Narrows Legg Lake Park in South El Monte, California. The event celebrates the lives of cancer survivors and their families.

Relay For Life is the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement mobilizing communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life gives a unique opportunity for the community to contribute to the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives, by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back for the American Cancer Society.  Sharon Hall, Relay Community Manager, is proud to partner with the LA Sheriff’s Transit Policing Division, which is an organization that daily gives their time and energy to keeping our communities safe. “I am excited to see the financial commitment by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and how they are standing up with the community and its pledge to join the fight.”

 Relay For Life events are traditionally held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. However, this event will be held during the daytime hours only, to allow as many teams and law enforcement partners to participate. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. The Relay celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

If you would like to be a volunteer on the Relay For Life committee, serve as a team captain, or register as a cancer survivor, please contact LASD Sgt. Michael Verlich at (213) 922-3607,, Mr. August Sebastian at (213) 922-7486, or Sharon Hall of the American Cancer Society at (626-590-0472) You can also visit to register.


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Written by:

Sharon Hall

American Cancer Society, Inc.

(626) 590-0472



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