Westfield State Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society

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Westfield State University hosted one of the area’s first Relays for Life Friday night.

Cancer survivors, caregivers, patients and the people who love them will walk all night in in the Woodward Center. They’re raising money for the American Cancer Society, which is committed to saving lives from cancer.

The relays bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, and honor survivors of all cancers.

Co-President of the Westfield State Relay for Life, Julia Long, told 22News, “Currently we are walking for those that are fighting and those who are surviving. So basically, all we do all night is just raise money for those who are fighting and surviving.”

This is Westfield State’s fourth year holding a Relay for Life. 22News sponsors the relay every year. 

People will be getting their heads shaved at Westfield State’s fourth annual “cancer buzz-off” this Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Scanlon Banquet Hall.

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