The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is proud to announce our Relay For Life for 2012 will be held at Wren High School on May 4thth, 2012 from 7pm to 7am on May 5thth, 2012. The North Anderson Relay will include the communities of Piedmont, Powdersville, Pelzer and Williamston.
What is Relay?
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope 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.
Relay For Life began with one man in Tacoma, Washington in 1985 and is now a worldwide movement to end cancer, with over 5,600 events across America that raised more than 400 million dollars in 2011. These funds help the American Cancer Society achieve their mission of eliminating cancer as a major health concern.
In honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the day and night. For those not walking, there is constant action to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to touching ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For Life.
At every Relay For Life event, we celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer through our Survivor’s Lap and survivor recognition. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight. We also remember loved ones lost to the disease, and those who have survived and are currently battling cancer with our Luminaria Ceremony. At Relay, people who have walked alongside those battling cancer can grieve and find healing. Finally, we fight back against cancer because we want to put an end to the disease. Relay helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.
Please come out and join us, so that together we can reach our goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays! A world where no one has to hear the words “you have cancer” ever again!
To join the fun and the fight visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/northanderson
Or contact Chairman Wes Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on help and programs offered by The American Cancer Society call 1-800-ACS-2345 or you may visit our website at www.cancer.org.