Teams of individuals from all walks of life and age groups will camp out at a local high school and take turns walking or running around the track. Captains organize their team’s fundraising efforts prior to and during the event, making sure a representative from every team is on the track at all times.
Relay For Life is a moving celebration of cancer survivorship. The event begins with a Survivors Lap, in which cancer survivors adorned in purple T-shirts, along with their caregivers, take a victory lap around the track. As day turns to night, a special candlelight ceremony, the Luminaria is held. The edges of the track are outlined with lighted Luminaria bags that have been decorated by friends and family to honor cancer survivors and remember those we’ve lost to the disease.
Our community is hosting two Relay For Life events this year, in Oakley on May 2 and 3, and in Brentwood on June 13 and 14. Both events need your help. How can you help? Glad you asked …
Form a team or join and existing team. Invite a cancer survivor to join you at the event. Volunteer at one or both events. Become an event sponsor – perhaps your company name can be proudly displayed on event T-shirts and programs. Or donate. If you’re unable to participate or visit either event, but still want to help in the fight against cancer, you can do so by making a donation online at these Web sites: Oakley – www.relayforlife.org/oakleyca; Brentwood – www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca.
No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay. Have more questions? Call 800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Soceity online. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.
– Contributed by Wanda Zimmerman