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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Relay For Life Coming To Framingham


For further information, contact:

Susan Scully Petroni

City of Framingham Public Information Officer



Kick Off event Thursday, June 15 at Memorial Building

The Relay for Life of Framingham Natick Sherborn Ashland Holliston is coming to Framingham in September.


The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, September 30 at Bowditch Field in the City of Framingham. This fundraising event will begin at 6 a.m. and will conclude at 12 a.m.


More than just a walk, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life brings together passionate supporters who embody the American Cancer Society mission to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. 


A special thank you goes to the City of Framingham and to Tufts Cancer Center for their dedication to the fight against cancer and for playing integral roles in making the Relay for Life MetroWest in Framingham happen.


“This year close to 2 million new cases will be diagnosed in 2023 nationwide. The Relay for Life event “honors those touched by cancer, remembers loved ones lost to the disease and takes action for lifesaving changes by raising money for research,” said City of Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky. “We are honored to host this event for the American Cancer Society at Bowditch Field.”


This volunteer-led experience unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and raise funds to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. 


To learn more about this event in Framingham, please join us for a kickoff meeting at the Memorial Building inside Nevins Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 15Memorial Building, also called Framingham City Hall is located at 150 Concord St, Framingham, MA 01702.


This meeting is geared towards organizations and individuals looking to form teams for the Relay for Life event.


Alexandra Guarino, from the American Cancer Society staff, will explain the Relay for Life event, where the funds will go, how to create a team, fundraising tips and the logistical needs at the June 15th event.

Please contact Alexandra Guarino with any questions through email: or by phone:  617-722-4927