The 2009 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Queen Anne’s County/KI is right around the corner. Your can register your team today by visiting our event web site at www.relayforlife.org/queenanne-ki or by calling the American Cancer Society at (800) 937-9696. In 2009, the Relay For Life of Kent Island raised $75,499 for the American Cancer Society. The 2009 Relay For Life of Queen Anne’s-KI will be held on June 13, 2009 at the Kent Island High School.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. Teams of family members, friends, co-workers, and others join together each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and make a difference in the community. 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 around the clock 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. Every unique Relay For Life is truly a community event, where new friends are made, old friends are hugged and hearts are touched by the magic that is Relay. It is an event like no other.
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 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 everyone has been touched by cancer and we want to put an end to the disease. Relay helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.
For more information on your local community event, please visit www.relayforlife.org or call Elaine O’Neal (Event Chair) at 410-482-9348.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For information about cancer, call 1.800.ACS.2345 twenty four hours a day, seven days a week or log onto www.cancer.org.