July 11, 2017 > Saving lives and celebrating life
Saving lives and celebrating life
The American Cancer Society is on a mission: to save lives and celebrate life. Every single day. They are aided in this goal by communities around the world who take part in the world's largest volunteer-based fundraising event Ð Relay For Life.
Relay is a powerful tool, a time when stranger and friends band together, forming teams and donning purple to strike back at cancer. Teams gather at local schools or parks for up to 24 hours to walk or run around a track to raise money for cancer research. After an Opening Ceremony, cancer survivors take the first lap of the day, followed by a Caregivers Lap. Teams have a member on the track at all times to show that cancer never sleeps.
When dark falls, the Luminaria Ceremony is held, candles lighting personalized bags that represent a loved one lost to cancer, those currently fighting the disease, and honors the survivors who have overcome. This ceremony is an opportunity to grieve, but also symbolizes hope and perseverance, with an eye to a cancer-free future.
Food, games, and activities are also part of the event, with plenty of fun opportunities to take part and donate to the cause.
Join Relay For Life and your local community to support the fight against our biggest health threat.
To learn more, contact your local city representative or register online at http://relay.acsevents.org. Learn more about the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
Relay For Life of Castro Valley
Saturday, Jul 15
Castro Valley High School
19400 Santa Maria Ave, Castro Valley
Relay For Life of Newark
Saturday, Jul 15
Newark Memorial High School
39375 Cedar Blvd, Newark
Bark For Life of Hayward
Saturday, Jul 29
Eden Greenway Dog Park
2133 Boca Raton St, Hayward
Relay San Lorenzo
Saturday, Aug 12
Arroyo High School
15701 Lorenzo Ave, San Lorenzo