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CONTACT: Emily Resimont

 Relay for Life® Chosen As Charity Partner for Annual Florida Event
The 1st Annual Best Damn Race Jacksonville will help the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer.

Jacksonville, FL, December 19, 2014 – Relay For Life® has been chosen as a charity partner for the 1st Annual Best Damn Race in Jacksonville, Florida on January 10, 2015. Relay for Life® is honored to be a beneficiary of this great event. Dollars raised by more than four million Relay participants in 24 countries help the American Cancer Society save lives by supporting education and prevention efforts, funding groundbreaking cancer research, and providing free information and services for people with cancer who need them.

The Best Damn Race, Jacksonville ( features a Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K at Metropolitan Park on Saturday January 10, 2015. The Best Damn Race is a running series created for runners by runners and aims to provide a big race experience at a local race price. The series features races throughout Florida in Cape Coral, Jacksonville, Safety Harbor, and Orlando.

Supporting these Local Jacksonville Events:

Relay For Life of Metro Jacksonville:
Event Date: April 25th, 2015 from 10 A.M – 10 P.M at Kirby Smith Middle School

Relay For Life of Riverside:
Event Date: May 2nd, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. at Riverside Park

Relay For Life of Westside:
Event Date: April 25th, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M. at Edward White High School

Relay For Life of San Marco/San Jose:
Event Date: April 10th, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. – 6:00 A.M. at Wolfson High School (Overnight Event)

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit us at

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