Community To Come Together For Relay for Life of Clearwater Kick Off
According to the American Cancer Society, 569,490 Americans are expected to die from cancer this year alone, totaling more than 1,500 people a day. Cancer is the second most common form of death in the United States, accounting for one out of four deaths. However, through community efforts, people are coming together to change these statistics and "Make Cancer History".
- (1888PressRelease) November 09, 2010 - In a true group effort, the community will come together to "Make Cancer History" at the Relay for Life of Clearwater Kick Off party at Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland Street on November 15th at 6:00 p.m. The Kick Off will serve as a pep rally for the event and provide more information to team captains who will play in important role in fundraising efforts. There will be food, games and door prizes, as well as the opportunity to hear inspiring stories and learn more about Relay for Life and how the community can help fight cancer.
Each Relay for Life is driven by volunteers from the community who come together to fight cancer, celebrate the lives of those who have successfully battled cancer, and remember the loved ones who have been lost to the disease. Relay for Life serves as the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Nationwide, Relay for Life events have raised an estimated $3 billion for the American Cancer Society and cancer research.
Clearwater Relay for Life will be held in Coachman Park on May 13th and 14th at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater. For more information, visit the Relay for Life Clearwater website.
Please RSVP to the Clearwater Relay for Life event by contacting Tammy Ashe at tammy.ashe ( @ ) cancer dot org or (727)-812-7003 dot
About Relay For Life:
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event, and is driven by volunteers. Relay for Life began in 1985 when colorectal surgeon Dr. Gordon Klatt decided to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients by walking around a track in a 24 hour period. Today, Relay For Life events are held in more than 5,000 communities spanning 21 countries and have raised an estimated over $3 billion. All proceeds go to funding cancer research with the aims of stomping out the disease.
In addition to fundraising, the event also raises awareness of the disease and furthers the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping them get well, and by finding cures and fighting back.
More information on Relay for Life is available at www.relayforlife.org.
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a 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, and advocacy.
The American Cancer Society is the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion to date. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have cancer will be celebrating their next birthday.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org.