SOS THE AMERICAS: The Torch of Life Stops in Cambridge Tuesday, Feb. 9


Step by Step, a non-profit charitable organization is coordinating a global torch relay to raise awareness regarding the importance of organ donations.  It includes a 300 city, 36 country student torch relay that started in Alaska on Oct 23, 2009 and will end in Argentina on Oct 24, 2011. The famous Torch Of Life that is being relayed was blessed by Pope John Paul II on Sep 5 2001, when he proclaimed that organ & tissue donations was a Genuine Act of Love and encouraged event organizers to let the students carry it and be the spokespersons.

10:15 AM - Ceremony & Lighting of the Torch – Cambridge City Hall                            


Kenneth E. Reeves, Acting Mayor, City of Cambridge
David P. Maher, Reading of City Council Resolution
George Marcello, CEO Step By Step Organization
Anna Kelsey, Student Body President, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School          

11:10 am - Finishing Event – Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Sudents from the Cambridge Rindge & Latin Track Team will be representing Cambridge in the ceremonial run from Cambridge City Hall to CRLS.

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Richard C. Rossi
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Lisa C. Peterson
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