Pembroke Pines hosts Relay for Life

Pembroke Pines holds 15th annual Relay for Life held Friday

Published On: Mar 01 2013 07:20:20 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 01 2013 07:20:37 AM EST
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -

Pembroke Pines is hosting their 15th annual Relay for Life on Friday.

Local 10's Kristi Krueger is a co-chair for the event, which begins at 6 p.m. at Walter C. Young Middle School, 901 NW 129th Ave. Relay team will walk the for 18 hours.

"The first Relay held in 1999 raised $33,000 and that amount doubled the following year.  By last year, our fourteenth, the Pembroke Pines Relay had raised over $2 million," said Frank C. Ortis Mayor of Pembroke Pines. We have one goal, to find a cure and we are raising the funds to make that goal is met."

Local 10 is a proud sponsor of the event. 

Relays for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. Since its inception in 1985, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer.

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