The American Cancer Society invites individuals who want to honor cancer survivors and caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer, or anyone who has been affected by cancer and wants to join in the fight to participate in the Clay County Relay for Life, scheduled for May 1-2 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Northview High School.
In 1985, Relay for Life began with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours raising $27,000. This year, Relay For Life is coming to you in more than 4,200 communities.
The Relay For Life Kickoff Rally is where anyone interested in joining the fight against cancer, including families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools, companies, etc., to get together to kick off the Relay For Life season and learn how they can make a difference.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out (inside) and are entertained, dance and take turns walking around a track, relay style, to raise funds to fight cancer.
At 9 a.m., participants will light hundreds of luminarias around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
To join the Relay For Life in this community, call Dawn at (812) 232-2679 or Patti at 448-3483.