Relay For Life of Evanston was awarded the American Cancer Society’s prestigious Relay All Star Award at the Society’s recent Relay Leadership Summit in Itasca, Ill.

With the Relay All Star Award, the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society honors Relay events that achieve significant fundraising and participant growth.  This year, Relay For Life of Evanston raised approximately $48,302 with nearly 235 participants.

“By supporting Relay For Life of Evanston, our volunteers are helping us save more lives faster,” said Mary E. Pierce, chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society’s Illinois Division.  “We invite all Evanston residents to join us in fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer at this year’s Relay.”