The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of South Lakeland is just around the corner. Register your team today by calling the American Cancer Society at (863) 688-2326 x115 to reach Community Representative, Colleen Mangan or visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/southlakelandfl. You can also contact Team Development Chair, Barb Erickson at email@example.com This â€œcelebration of lifeâ€ brings the South Lakeland community together in a unified effort to fight cancer.
Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this exciting team event. Relay for Life takes place from Friday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. until Saturday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeland High School.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Societyâ€™s version of an athletic relay, but with a new twist. Relay for Life is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to support the activities of the American Cancer Society. Participants camp out at the Relay site, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment.
Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals, and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts.
â€œRelay for Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,â€ said Theresa Bright, event chair. â€œMany participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been not only reducing death rates, but also in the quality of life following cancer treatment.
â€œThe funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy, and patient services,â€ said Colleen Mangan. â€œThanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors like GEICO, Ascent Healthcare, Radiology & Imaging Specialists, Watson Clinic Center for Caner Care & Research and LRMC Cancer Center, the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Societyâ€™s lifesaving programs.â€ 60% of the funds raised go to local patient services and education, 40% go to research (both state and national) and advocacy with Administration costs being kept below 6.5% of the funds raised.
Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available from the American Cancer Society at (863) 688-2326 x115 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit www.cancer.org.