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Clovis hotel

March 08, 2010 13:12 ET

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel Near Fresno to Sponsor the 2010 Relay for Life in Clovis, CA

CLOVIS, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  The new Fairfield Inn & Suites in Clovis is proud to announce their sponsorship of this year's Relay for Life -- a race held to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. 

Relay for Life is made up of teams of volunteers who camp out at local high schools, parks, fairgrounds, etc., and take turns walking or running the specified course. Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times. Relays are 24 hours in length, signifying the reality that cancer never sleeps. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer in your community.

Relay for life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since this time, more than 20 years ago, Relay for Life has grown from one man's passion, to a worldwide event to stop the spread of cancer.

The hotel near Yosemite National Park is proud to be a part of this year's Relay for Life event. As a host hotel for this event being held in the Fresno/Clovis area, the hotel is excited to assist Relay for Life in raising money for a disease that has affected us all in one way or another. Jay Virk, General Manager of the Clovis hotel, says, "We are proud to offer our support to Relay for Life, we enjoy giving back to the community, this is a great example of how much good people can do when they come together for a cause."

Along with the Fairfield Inn & Suites, a new hotel near downtown Fresno, other sponsors for the event include local companies Holiday Retirement, Wal-Mart, Smart and Final, Ashwood Construction Company and the list goes on. This year's Relay for Life event is being held on April 17th and 18th at Jefferson Elementary School in Clovis, Ca.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Clovis, Ca. is currently accepting reservations for the event. Rates begin at $99.00. It is highly recommended that you book early for this event. 

Since it opened in January of 2009, the hotel and conference center near Fresno has welcomed visitors with a complimentary hot breakfast and ensured that its modern, comfortable rooms featuring the luxurious "Green Tea Bedding Package" are prepared to be a pleasant and relaxing home away from home. The hotel is 2-4 miles from all sporting events in Clovis and is located in the safest area of the county. Fairfield Inn & Suites continues to provide, and raise, the standards of excellence for which Marriott properties are known and has become a standout among hotels near the Savemart Center. For more information on this year's Relay for Life event please see: