(Johnson City, Tx) — Walkers (and joggers) will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society 2010 Relay For Life of Blanco County.
Teams will gather at the Johnson City High School Football Field on April 24, 2010, at 5:00 pm for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants can walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, neighbors, family, and friends who have gathered donations prior to the event.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life offers an opportunity for survivors, current cancer patients, friends, family, anyone really, to come together in the fight against cancer. Many of the participants are cancer survivors who serve as reminders that our community is not immune to this disease and we can actually help our friends, families, and neighbors who have been touched by cancer.
All are invited to attend the luminaria ceremony, which takes place after sundown. To honor the community’s cancer survivors and caregivers while remembering those lost to the disease, participants circle the track lined with glowing luminaria (candle lanterns) while the names of survivors and those lost to the disease are read aloud. Luminaries may be purchased by calling 1-800-ACS-2345.
Funds raised at Relay For Life will enable the American Cancer Society to support local services and resources for cancer patients and their families. Funds also support critical cancer research and community education programs designed to teach people how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.
One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. This year we will be celebrating “More Birthdays.”
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.