Relay for Life to Rally on New London Town Green

Showing what hope looks like!

Press release

In 1985, one man who wanted to make a difference in the fight against cancer ran 83 miles in 24 hours. Now 3.5 million Americans follow in his footsteps by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. On Sunday, May 5 on the New London Town Green, Relayers from Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee will demonstrate how their commitment to end cancer brings hope and healing.

Because cancer has touched everyone in our community in some way, volunteers from the Relay For Life of Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee will gather on the New London Town Green from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, May 5 for an event for the whole community, to share why they Relay. Luminaria will be set up to honor those who have battled the disease and in remembrance of loved ones lost. Teams will set up campsites, preview their fundraisers, and there will be baked goods for sale. They invite everyone in the community to come sample cookies and learn how anyone of any age and ability can help fight cancer.

“Being a part of Relay For Life means showing the world that there is hope after cancer. We are gathering on the Green on Sunday to let the the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee community know that this is what hope looks like…and invite everyone to join us and find out why we all Relay,” says Relay For Life Co-Chair, Bri Trow.

The Relay For Life of Kearsarge Lake Sunapee enables the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. To become involved in the Relay For Life event please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit