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updated: 11/14/2012 1:41 PM

Relay For Life of School District 300 receives American Cancer Society awards

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  • Mackenzie Flamm and Laura Alyne

    Mackenzie Flamm and Laura Alyne
    Provided by the American Cancer Society

Amy Jo Steinbruecker

Relay For Life of School District 300 was awarded the American Cancer Society's prestigious Relay All Star, Top Net Income Growth and Lifetime Achievement awards 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. The Top Net Income Growth Award honors events with the highest percentage of income growth compared to other Illinois schools, while the Lifetime Achievement Award honors events that reach lifetime net income of at least $500,000. This year, Relay For Life of School District 300 raised approximately $117,000 with nearly 750 participants.

"By supporting Relay For Life of School District 300, our volunteers are helping us save more lives faster," said Alan D. Lev, chairman of the board of the American Cancer Society's Illinois Division. "We invite all local residents to join us in fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer at this year's Relay."

Students have already begun forming teams and raising donations for the 2013 D300 Relay. For more information call Jay Bastain at (630) 879-9009 opt. 3 or visit