Relay For Life of Brentwood kicks off its 2014 campaign on Jan. 21 at Shadow Lakes Golf Course Annex, 401 W. Country Club Drive in Brentwood, at 6:30 p.m, and the community is invited to celebrate.
Relay For Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Interested participants and returning members are encouraged to attend Tuesday’s meeting to find out what is in store for this year’s event, scheduled for June 21 and 22 at Liberty High School.
“In 2013, Brentwood Relay for Life had 156 surviors registered, 54 teams walk for 24 hours and raised $163,754,” said Relay For Life of Brentwood Event Chair Lynn Valintis. “Our goal in 2014 is to have 175 surviors, 60 teams and raise $165,000 to fight cancer. Every year we have new people who have been touched by cancer join the Relay. 2014 is our 10-year anniversay, and we would love to have past participants come back and help us finish the fight against cancer.”
This year’s Relay For Life theme is Finish the Fight. Relay For Life began in 1985 in the state of Washington. Dr. Gordy Klatt walked a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 in the process. Since then, Relay has spread to more than 4,800 communities and 18 countries.
Each event features teams of Relay supporters who take turns walking along a track for 24 hours in a demonstration to show that cancer never sleeps and the search for a cure will never end until cancer is erradicated.
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.
For more information about Relay For Life of Brentwood, visit www.relayforlife.org/brentwoodca.