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Lead the fight against cancer

Sep 21, 2020 01:13PM ● By Taylor Wright
Announcement Details: Relay For Life of Western Norfolk County (including Franklin, Bellingham, Wrentham, Medway, Medfield, Millis, Milford and surrounding areas) is the American Cancer Society signature fundraising walk. COVID-19 has changed the way we come together to fight cancer, but our efforts are needed now more than ever. More than half of cancer patients and survivors have reported some impact to their health care due to the pandemic, with 13% of those in active treatment have had care delayed without knowledge of when it will be rescheduled. As a result of the financial strain caused by the pandemic, our hallmark research funding is currently in jeopardy. Any delay in cancer research is a huge concern because we are so close to so many breakthroughs. In just a few years we might be able to achieve perfected immunotherapy treatment for all cancers, liquid biopsies for widespread screening, and gain a significantly better understand of cancer metastasis. We cannot stop this momentum. Join the fight in your community by registering at Cancer hasn't stopped, and neither will we.