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Relay for Life organizers schedule kick-off event

WHITTIER — Whittier’s Relay for Life, a 24-hour fundraiser in support of the American Cancer Society, isn’t until this summer but organizers are already preparing. 

A kick-off event is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Whittier. 

The actual Relay for Life, jointly hosted by Whittier and La Mirada, begins May 2 at 9 a.m. at Splash Aquatic Center in La Mirada. The event runs continuously until 9 a.m. the following day. 

This year’s theme is “Pirates.” 

For more information on how to become involved in Relay for Life, contact Kelly Garcia at (323) 487-0796 or or Abby Rodriguez at (562) 896-2928 or 

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