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Buffalo Grove Resident Makes Relay Hall of Fame

Longtime volunteer Adam Schwartz is the newest member of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Hall of Fame.

Adam Schwartz (holding plaque) displays his honor from the American Cancer Society. Credit: American Cancer Society
Adam Schwartz (holding plaque) displays his honor from the American Cancer Society. Credit: American Cancer Society

A Buffalo Grove man whose family has been impacted by cancer has been inducted into the Relay for Life Hall of Fame in recognition of his efforts to fight the disease.

Adam Schwartz, who has been volunteering with Relay for Life for 11 years, earned the honor for his “dedication to push the boundaries in the fight against cancer,” according to a press release from the organization.

Schwartz’s involvement in the Relay For Life movement began in high school after learning about his family’s history with cancer. Since then, he has traveled the world working to increase the event’s volunteer base. As a global Relay For Life ambassador, he has helped the program grow in cities in Japan, Australia, Ireland and Canada. He has also served as the youngest volunteer ever elected to the American Cancer Society’s Board of Directors.

Schwartz is the eighth Hall of Fame member in Relay For Life’s 30-year history.

He participates in the Relay For Life of Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School. This year’s event is scheduled from 7 p.m. June 13 to 7 a.m. June 14 at Stevenson High School.

To learn more about the event, start a team, register as a survivor or caregiver, or to get involved as a Relay For Life volunteer, call (847) 317-0025 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/BuffaloGroveIL.

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