Chenango’s Relay For Life encourages all to ‘Paint the County Purple’ this Friday

NORWICH – The Chenango Relay for Life committee is hoping to “Paint the County Purple” once again this year for what’s become a popular annual event with local businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals across the county.

Friday, May 1, 2015, hundreds are expected to adorn themselves, their establishments or their offices in purple to promote the Chenango Relay for Life event that’s set for 10 a.m. until midnight on July 18, 2015 at the Chenango County Fairgrounds in Norwich.

This year’s main event has a new spin. It will be one day rather than an overnight experience.

Marie DeSarro, who does media and promotions, income tracking and website work for Chenango’s Relay for Life, explained that “Paint the County Purple” is to help spread the word about this year’s event.

“Since it’s a one-day event, we’re hoping more of the public will come down throughout the day and check it out,” said DeSarro. “Teams will still have campsites set up with fundraisers and ways to earn money for their teams. The event committee has a lot of different activities set up throughout the day to the sports theme. The more places that can make people aware of the event, the better.”

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