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American Cancer Society Fundraiser

 

 

Friday-Saturday, June 20-21

7:00 P.M. till 7:00 A.M.

Huber Park--Borger, TX

 

What is Relay for Life?

Relay for Life is a community based  event designed to celebrate survivalship and raise money for the American Cancer Society.  On the day of the event, teams gather at a park, track, school football field, or other location and take turns walking, jogging, or running laps.  Each team must have at least one team member on the track at all times.  The relay lasts throughout the night and some continue for 24 hours. 

 

Relay for Life is a life changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer and won, and to inspire those who continue to fight .  It is also a time to remember loved ones who have lost the fight.  Participants light luminaries in honor or memory those who have struggled with the disease.  Each luminary is personalized with the name of a friend or loved one and lights the path for participants to follow throughout the night.

 

Who participates?

Teams are made up of family, friends, co-workers, organizations.....Anyone can participate in Relay for Life!

 

Why relay?

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.  The monies raised at Relay for Life go to help fight cancer through research, early detection, education, and more.  Your money helps to save lives.

 

History of Relay for Life

Relay for Life began in Tacoma, Washington.  Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon, decided to raise money for The American Cancer Society to personally show support for his patients by doing something he loved to do--run marathons.  In May, 1985, Dr. Klatt spent 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium in Tacoma. He ran more than 83 miles and raised more than $27,000.  Dr. Klatt thought about how others could take part in his mission to fight cancer and envisioned a 24 hour team relay to raise money to fight cancer.  Now, relays are held all over the country.

 

Why relay at night?

Relaying at night plays a very symbolic role in this fund raising event.  Sundown represents the diagnosis of a cancer patient. As the sun sets, so does life as the newly diagnosed cancer patient knows it.  They must face a life changing disease and enter the unknown. The night progresses and darkness closes in, representing the difficulties the cancer patient faces.  The darkness represents the fear and unknown each cancer patient encounters.  Radiation and chemotherapy treatments are often the most difficult and frightening part of cancer treatment. The patient is tired and struggles to continue, just as relay participants are also beginning to feel fatigue set in. We don't quit!  The cancer patient doesn't quit and neither do we.  The sunrise represents the light at the end of the tunnel for the cancer patient.  They begin to see hope emerge and know they can continue the fight.  Relay participants know the relay is almost over and rest will soon come.  When the sun is shining bright again, the cancer patient knows they can survive.   

 

Cancer Statistics

Visit the following web sites for the latest information on cancer.

 

 http://progressreport.cancer.gov/highlights.asp

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/

http://www.breastcancer.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com

 

 

breast cancer awareness

 

My Relay for Life story and photos coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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