The public is invited to attend a Kick Off event Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Liberty High School Library, 850 Second St., where returning teams and those interested in joining or forming a new team will learn what’s new for 2012.
The second event will take place in the Liberty High School Cafeteria, 850 Second St., on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., when a Relay Rally will be held for businesses, church groups, service organizations, friends and neighbors. Participants will experience a mini Relay, hear an inspirational address and enjoy snacks, prizes and fun. Discounted registration for the 2012 Relay For Life of Brentwood will be offered at both events.
According to 2012 Event Chair Lynn Gursky, “Nearly all of our lives have been touched in some way by cancer. In 2011, 3.5 million Relay For Life participants raised over $400 million in over 5,100 events nationwide.
“For all of the families on a cancer journey, these efforts provide the precious gift of hope. Our family is extremely grateful for that gift. Hope kept us all going through some difficult times, and now I invite all of you to join us as we pay it forward. Get involved: join a team, form a team, sponsor, donate.”
Brentwood’s 2011 Relay For Life event marshaled the efforts of 64 teams and 814 registered participants, who raised $209,650 to support the work of the American Cancer Society. Nearly 200 cancer survivors attended the 2011 Relay to help celebrate the lives of fellow survivors, remember those lost to cancer and fight back against the disease.
For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca, call Gursky at 925-634-4913 or e-mail email@example.com.