Councilman Sal DiCiccio Encourages Residents to Join American Cancer Society Relay for Life Councilman Sal DiCiccio Encourages Residents to Join American Cancer Society Relay for Life <div class="ExternalClassB51A2E1A581F499DAE7A226D98C30D39"><div>​Councilman Sal DiCiccio invites Ahwatukee residents to join the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at 10 a.m. on April 2 at Desert Vista High School, 16440 S 32nd St.<br><br>The Ahwatukee Foothills event takes place on the school’s track and is one of 35 local events held throughout the Phoenix area. In Relay for Life, teams work together on an overnight walking marathon in which the teams are required to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Relay for Life lasts overnight to symbolize the never-ending fight against cancer. The event will end with a closing ceremony at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 3.</div><div><br></div><div>There is no registration fee, but teams and participants are encouraged to fundraise to help the American Cancer Society save lives. Although it is not required, the Society encourages each participant to raise $100. </div><div><br></div><div>“The American Cancer Society works tirelessly to save lives from cancer and Relay for Life is a great way to support this important non-profit’s mission,” Councilman DiCiccio said.</div><div><br></div><div>Residents unable to join the event can still get involved. When night falls, residents can join a luminaria ceremony. This ceremony is an opportunity for residents to purchase a luminaria for a loved one with cancer or to remember someone lost to the disease. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the American Cancer Society.</div><div><br></div><div>Those wishing to register or volunteer for the event or just to donate to the cause can do so online at: <a href="http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=71438">relayforlife.org/ahwatukeefoothillsaz​</a>. Donors can donate to the Councilman Sal team through the website or by mail to:</div><div><br></div><div>Attn: RFL Ahwatukee </div><div>Councilman Sal Outreach </div><div>4550 E Bell Rd. Ste 126 </div><div>Phoenix, AZ 85032 </div></div>3/18/2016 5:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405