Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Plainville, CT gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Norton Park on June 7 at 10 a.m.
Relay For Life of Plainville’s events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the park, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. This provides the local community opportunity to get involved and visit the booths set up at Norton Park, explained a press release from Relay for Life.
The release explained Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
“Relay For Life is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Meghan Mitchell, Relay For Life of Plainville’s publicity chair in a press release. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Plainville community and those surrounding are not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”
Funds raised at Relay For Life of Plainville help the American Cancer Society touch the lives of those touched by cancer, said the release. In 2013, Relay For Life events across great state of Connecticut raised over $5,336,737 to help cancer patients and their families in local communities and to fund lifesaving cancer research. The Relay For Life of Plainville raised $79,209 to help the American Cancer Society save more lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back, said the release.
There are a number of teams that are seeking members to help them with fundraisers and the event at Norton Park in June or you could start your own team, said the release. You can attend fund raisers and the festival in June as there are numerous activities and booths to check out. You can also donate to someone or a team.
For more information, visit: www.relayforlife.org/plainvillect.