2009 Falls Church Relay for Life Off to Strong Start

An estimated 100 people turned out on Sunday, January 25 for the Relay For Life Kick-Off Event at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. Last year’s relay saw 40 participating teams raise more than $83,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

“We’re very excited with the level of interest we’ve already seen for this year’s event,” said Co-Chairs Katie Clinton and Terri Rollo. “We’re confident that the 2009 Relay will be even bigger and better.”

All City schools will be participating in this year’s relay. Dr. Lois Berlin, superintendent of the Falls Church City Schools, will be serving as an honorary co-chair. Carol Ann Siciliano, a City resident and cancer survivor, will serve as the other honorary co-chair.

Persons interested in entering a team or joining an existing one can sign up for the relay at www.fallschurchrelay.org. The organizers also are interested in reaching out to cancer survivors in Falls Church and encouraging them to participate.

* Thanks to Gary Mester for the photos.
Left photo:
Terri Rollo, Supt. Lois Berlin and Katie Clinton, co-chairs and honorary co-chair of the 2009 Relay.
Right photo: George Mason High School chorus performed at the event.

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January 27, 2009 

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