The American Cancer Society is getting big under the big top with their Kick Off celebration for the 2013 Relay For Life of East Boulder held March 9, 2 p.m. at Louisville United Methodist Church. In 2012, the Relay For Life of East Boulder raised more than $95,000 for the American Cancer Society. With the theme “Under The Big Top”, Relay For Life of East Boulder will be Dreaming Bigger, Hoping Bigger and Relaying Bigger for 2013! The 2013 East Boulder Relay will begin on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Monarch High School through 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Relay For Life began with one man in Tacoma, Washington in 1985 and is now a worldwide movement to end cancer, with 5100 events across America that raised more than $400 million dollars in 2012. These funds help the American Cancer Society achieve their mission of eliminating cancer as a major health concern.
In honor of those who battle cancer 24 hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the night. For those not walking, there is constant 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 of East Boulder.
At each 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, and honor those who have survived and are currently battling 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 we want to put an end to the disease. Relay helps individuals make a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.
Whether you have participated in a Relay For Life before, or if you have never attended a Relay and would like to learn more about this amazing community event, please join us for this fun Kick Off celebration. For more information, please visit www.relayforlife.org or contact Denise Bruder, Event Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our event website at www.eastboulderrelay.com.