Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GENERAL HOSPITAL Stars Shine at American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Hollywood

Stars of ABC's GENERAL HOSPITAL joined cancer survivors, caregivers, other celebrities, friends, and families to kick off the third annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hollywood. Emmy Award winners Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) and Julie Marie Berman (LuLu Spencer), and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) opened the event that took place Saturday, July 30 at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood, CA.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's fun-filled overnight event that celebrates survivorship and raises money for American Cancer Society research and programs.

Teams of people gathered at Helen Bernstein High School to take turns walking or running around the track for 24 hours, because "Cancer never sleeps". While not walking, participants camp out around the track enjoying live music, entertainment, food, camaraderie and activities that further the fight against cancer.

"It is always a privilege to show up in any way for the American Cancer Society and their noble and tireless campaign to find the cure and prevention for all cancer," Grahn said. "I show up in the name of all those who have battled this disease and specifically for my friend Doreen Schmitt who continues to beat the odds every day. Please join my team and relay for life, hope and perfect health."

LoCicero added, "The American Cancer Society will always be a deeply meaningful group to me and my family as my mother Bobbie is a cancer survivor not once but twice, having been successfully treated for both malignant melanoma and stage 2 breast cancer. We've been so grateful for the many years of research and hard work on the part of the American Cancer Society that go in to every treatment protocol and touch every family’s diagnosis experience in some way. Unfortunately, very few families will remain untouched by this disease. We truly are all in this fight together, and I couldn't be happier to be able to do my part!"

"Cancer has affected many people in my life and I'm proud to participate in an event that promotes hope and strength," said Berman

Relay For Life takes place in 100 L.A. communities from April to October 2011. Relay For Life is the largest nonprofit fundraising event in the world. In 2010, Relay commemorated 25 years of celebrating, remembering and fighting back with more than 3 million Americans participating in 5,150 Relays across the US and in 19 foreign countries raising more than $388 million for research, prevention and early detection programs. Call 1-800-227-2345 for a Relay near you.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States. For more information anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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