Team Recruitment is Under Way For Relay For Life 2012!
American Cancer Society raises cancer awareness with Relay For Life The American Cancer Society hosts Relays For Life each year to raise awareness about cancer and funds to support the American Cancer Society and its mission of saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Through support of Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society, participants help people stay well through education about cancer prevention and early detection, and get well through programs and services to help cancer patients and their caregivers find answers to questions and solutions to problems. Support also helps find cures through groundbreaking research (some being done in Arkansas right now!) and rallies people together to fight back by advocating for cancer patients.
At Relays For Life, teams camp out overnight, each with the goal of keeping on person on the track at all times. Since cancer never sleeps, then for one night a year, neither do volunteers, survivors and caregivers. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, churches - in other words, people from all walks of life to help in the goal to eliminate cancer.
Relay For Life opens as cancer survivors take the first lap. This emotional time sets the stage for the importance of each participant's contribution. Highlighting the evening is a Luminaria Ceremony of Hope held after dark to celebrate and honor cancer survivors and to remember loved ones lost to cancer. The luminaria candles line the track and are left burning throughout the night to remind participants of the incredible importance of their contributions. And together, communities pledge to fight back against this disease.
11 Tips To Relay Right
- Leave the heels at home. We’re taking steps to fight cancer!
- Bring a camera to capture those great family memories.
- Protect yourself. Remember bug spray, sun screen and a jacket.
- Come hungry! Plenty of food, food and more food.
- Get ready for friendly competition. There are games and contests galore; but, here, we all win.
- Practice your cheerleader moves to cheer on Survivors during the Survivor Lap.
- Have money on hand for donations, games, food and fun stuff.
- Don’t be afraid to try new things. You might get to dance in a grass skirt, put on a Sumo suit or climb into a dunking booth to help raise money. Did we say bring a camera?
- Bring a blanket, bring a chair or bring a tent. It’s from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. so you’ll need to be ready to party all night.
- Get in touch with your feelings. It’s a night of laughter, tears and connections.
- Remember why you’re there. Relay For Life helps the American Cancer Society fight cancer through research, education, support, advocacy and patient services.
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Cancer survivors and supporters are walking through the night in Lonoke.