FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 18, 2003
CONTACT: Pamela Young, 734.487.4400
Rebecca Hedge, 734.971.4300
Congressman Dingell to Join Relay for Life at EMU June 21
YPSILANTI - Congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.) will join more than 750 walkers during the American Cancer Society's 11th Annual Eastern
Washtenaw County Relay for Life, Saturday, June 21 at Eastern Michigan University.
Congressman Dingell will kick off the 24-hour event at 10 a.m. at EMU's University Park. Participants will walk around the park while raising
funds for the American Cancer Society. This year's goal is $90,000, which is earmarked for cancer research and patient service programs.
In addition to the walk, the event will feature around-the-clock live entertainment, a silent auction and children's activities.
Since its inception in 1985, Relay for Life has raised more than $1 billion nationally for cancer research and patient service programs.
For more information or to register, call the American Cancer Society at 734.971.4300. On-site registration will also be available.