American Cancer Society Relay for Life needs more teams!
To help raise funds for continued research, prevention and early detection to battle this deadly disease, the Winnebago and Boone County Units of the American Cancer Society will be holding the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Stateline on June 21 and 22, 2002, at Harlem High School.
Relay For Life is a community event, centering on celebrating cancer survivorship and remembering those who have lost their battle to cancer. This event is a 15-hour walk/run that is not competitive in nature. Last year, with more than 2,000 participants, the American Cancer Society raised $278,000. In 2002, they hope to have more than 2,400 participants and raise more than $310,000 for the fight against cancer.
Teams consist of 10-12 people with one person from each team walking, running or strolling around the track throughout the event. Each team is asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 prior to the event through individual donations and team fundraising efforts. Each team will receive a team campsite at the Harlem High School where they can pitch tents and decorate to show their team spirit.
The event opens with a Survivors Lap and includes a Luminaria Ceremony at dusk where candles are lit to honor those who have battled cancer and to remember those who have lost their fight. The overnight event will also include kids activities, cancer education programs, food and entertainment for the entire community to enjoy.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
To sign up a team, please contact the American Cancer Society at 229-1287.