What is Relay for Life?
As quoted from their website. “Relay For Life®, the American Cancer Society’s signature event, is a fun-filled overnight experience designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer. At Relay, people from within the community gather to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and to fight back against this disease. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue. During Relay For Life ® events, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. The events are held overnight to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps. Through the survivors’ lap and the luminaria ceremony, we honor the people who have faced cancer first hand, and we remember those who have been lost to this disease.”
The relay is sponsored by the American Caner Society. The money that is raised is used to help research cancer so that hopefully someday we will be able to cure all types of cancer.
We here at the Felix House decided in 2006 to use our light display to help raise funds for cancer. We both teach and Relay for Life is a big event that both of our schools are involved in. Like many people we too have been touched by cancer. From having students that have had cancer to losing my mother (Judy Felix) and other family members to cancer.
To us it is a really good cause and hope you contribute.
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