Big Bear Lake, CA, June 4, 2012, 8:00am – On Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30pm, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Big Bear will officially get underway as new and returning event volunteers and participants gather at Wyatt’s Saloon and Café to kickoff the Relay season. The kickoff will feature speakers committed to fighting cancer, and its also the first opportunity to register a team for the overnight event to be held on August 25 at Veterans Park. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries. The event will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, and by finding cures and fighting back.