May 18

Additional Information

New Windsor, NY (February 19, 2019) – The American Cancer Society is proud to announce community led Relay For Life events in Orange, Dutchess and Ulster Counties in 2019. With an estimated 111,870 new cancer cases in the state of New York in 2019, residents are asked to unite with the American Cancer Society to raise funds and awareness to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Upcoming Relay For Life events:

Communities will be celebrating cancer patients in treatment and beyond; remembering those lost to cancer and fighting back against cancer at locations in our area.

May 18

Relay For Life of Ulster County

Dietz Memorial Stadium

For more information: Siobhan Gelb, or call 845.242.1400.

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. “Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change,” said Patti Lestrange Mack, Communications Director, American Cancer Society. “During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.”

Last year, 2 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $230 million at more than 3,500 events worldwide to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society 24/7 cancer help line and free rides to chemo. By joining the Relay For Life event, you can help attack cancer from every angle.

Join or donate to the Relay For Life movement in our community. Visit or call 800.227.2345.