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Shop and save lives at ACS Relay for Life Holiday Boutique

More than 30 vendors will be available at Oak Hills Elementary

Posted: December 11, 2008 9:07 p.m.
Updated: December 12, 2008 4:30 a.m.
 

he holidays provide the perfect opportunity for celebrating with loved ones and friends.

Holidays also create a great reason for giving special gifts.

What better token of seasonal generosity could you bestow upon someone than that which helps promote life?

If you're interested in such meaningful gift-giving, and maybe even buying yourself something wonderful in the bargain, then consider attending the first American Cancer Society Santa Clarita Valley Unit Relay Holiday Boutique.

The boutique will be held today 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Oak Hills Elementary School, 26730 Old Rock Road, Valencia. It will feature a wide variety of items for sale, with a portion of sales benefiting the 2009 Relay For Life. The annual ACS signature outdoor fundraiser - which is to be held on May 30-31 at Central Park in Saugus - raises funds for ACS research, education, advocacy and service. Last year's Relay brought in a record amount for this valley - more than $560,000.

"‘The ‘Shop, Save and Save Lives fundraiser is intended to raise money and awareness, and keep the spirit of Relay alive in the community," said Nora Christie, (Relay) special events chairwoman. "It's also fun way to gather and educate people who may not know about Relay For Life."

The boutique will feature more than 30 vendors, including several emerging designers, each offering discounts on designer clothing, handbags, jewelry, shoes, home and gift items (including holiday décor), and more. Demonstrations and information on cancer prevention, detection, and support, as well as team sign-ups for Relay and information on corporate sponsorships, will also be available.

The war against cancer is a mighty one - and the ACS needs all the help it can get.

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The volunteer-driven nonprofit group continuously strives to lessen those numbers while preventing the disease from striking in the first place.

Relay For Life annually unites communities across the country to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes a considerable toll on mankind. The ACS' signature fundraiser, Relay strengthens possibilities for a cancer-free tomorrow as it raises money for: innovative cancer research conducted by peer-reviewed scientists (many of whom are Nobel laureates), free local programs and services to people facing cancer, education, advocacy and more. Since the 1950s, ACS research studies have yielded many exciting findings, playing a major role in cancer cures and prevention here in the States and globally.

Information about Relay Holiday Shopping Boutique contact Nora Christie (661) 645-1120 or (661) 254-6583. Information about Relay For Life visit www.scvrelay.org.

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