To the Editor:

As the community manager for the American Cancer Society 2016 Relay For Life of New Milford, I would like to thank the community for its generosity and support.

This year, 27 teams participated in the Relay For Life event and, as of July 15, have raised over $38,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer.

I am proud of the New Milford community for standing up and making an impact in the fight to end cancer.

We were honored to welcome and celebrate the lives of 58 cancer survivors who walked the opening lap and inspired us all.

Our luminaria ceremony demonstrated the community’s warmth and strength in honoring survivors and those who are no longer with us.

I would like to thank the Relay For Life event volunteer leadership team, team captains and participants who worked so hard to make this year’s event a success.

And of course, thank you to our corporate sponsor, Pain & Spine Specialists of CT, for their support, which made all of this possible.

We would also like to thank our in-kind donors, too numerous to name, for their support as well.

Opportunities for 2017 Relay For Life leadership volunteers will be available soon.

Visit, or call 1-800-227-2345 to learn how you can help make an impact in next year’s event.

Amber Dunphy

Community Manager

Relay For Life of

New Milford

American Cancer Society