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Relay for Life Coming to Winchester

Connect and Commit and the Winchester Youth Center will be hosting the event.

's service program, Connect and Commit, will be giving residents of town another opportunity to give back to the community.

The organization, along with the , will be holding a Relay for Life from 6 p.m., Saturday, June 16 to 6 a.m., Sunday June 17 at

Students from both organizations have partnered with the American Cancer Society to create the first Annual Relay for Life of Winchester.

According to the organization, “Relay for Life is the signature fundraising activity of the American Cancer Society.”

The Youth Center and Connect and Commit said their goal is to “bring the community members of all ages together to raise money for the American Cancer Society, raise awareness of cancer and honor all of the Winchester residents who have battled this disease.”

Kristen Ritchie, Director of Connect and Commit said that there would be approximately 30 teams with eight to 15 members on each team.

The School Committee and Superintendent William McAlduff supported the event, however, before giving final approval, McAlduff needed some more clarification.

“There are many logistical details that still need to be worked out,” McAlduff said. “Do we need generators? Where would they go?”

Rebecca Levine of the Winchester Youth Center informed the committee that they are going to meet with the neighbors to discuss the event. And while they will be using the track and music will be playing, overnight there would be “quiet time.”

“Every relay is designed to be respectful of the neighborhoods and the community as a whole,” she said.

To learn more or to sign up for the event, be sure to go to Winchester site.

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