Christmas Comes Early For Relay For Life Clearwater With Big Sponsors Signing Up

Top Quote At the community rallies to "Make Cancer History", two companies in the health care industry are coming aboard to help out with this important cause. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 22, 2010 - Relay for Life of Clearwater will get a little extra help in their fight against cancer with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care and Dr. Cesar Lara M.D. Center for Weight Management signing on to become Bronze Level sponsors of the event.

    Vitas Innovative Hospice Care is the nation's leading provide in hospice care, and recently became a statewide sponsor of Relay for Life, in addition to the Bronze Level sponsor of Relay for Life of Clearwater. Vitas is headquartered in Miami.

    Dr. Cesar Lara M.D. Center for Weight Management wants to get his customer base up and walking. Dr. Lara has three clinics throughout Pinellas County, but decided to choose Clearwater as the Relay for Life to support.

    Relay for Life of Clearwater is currently signing up teams to participate in the May event. According to the Relay for Life website, "teams are made up of 8 - 15 people who share a passion and commitment to raise money throughout the year. Fund-raising efforts are culminated and celebrated at the actual Relay For Life event."

    A Kick-Off night will be held on Monday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m. at Tony's Pizza, 428 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, for anyone interested in learning about Relay for Life or about forming teams.

    All money raised during Relay for Life will benefit the America Cancer Society's cancer research. Nationwide, Relay for Life events have raised an estimated $3 billion for the American Cancer Society and cancer research to date.

    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 at

    To sign up for a team, please contact Tammy Ashe at (727)-821-7003.

    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

    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

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