The Dexter Relay for Life is Kicking off!!
- Organization: Dexter Relay for Life/ American Cancer Association
- Causes: Health
- Date(s): Wednesday, February 9 6:30p to 8p
- Contact person: Caroline Altomare
- Phone: 734 255 0682
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=30160
The Dexter Relay for Life is kicking off the 2011 season with an event at the Dexter Library, Wednesday February 9, from 6:30p to 8pm. Please come and learn about Relay and see how truly easy it is to make a difference. Every little bit helps!!
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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.
Anyone can participate in Relay For Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay.
The only requirement to participate in Relay For Life is the $10 registration/commitment fee (per person) that is due upon registration. After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted. It is hoped that each participant set a personal goal to raise $100. If you raise more, that's even better. Even if you do not raise $100, we would love to have you participate.
The Dexter Relay for Life is kicking off the 2011 season with an event at the Dexter Library, Wednesday February 9, from 6:30p to 8pm. Please some and learn about Relay and see how truly easy it is to make a difference. Every little bit helps!!