Shelbyville Daily Union

Relay for Life

March 10, 2012

Relay For Life Kick-Off March 12

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — The Relay for Life of Shelby County will be “Making Waves for a Cure” this year in an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

The annual Kick-Off event will be held Monday, March 12, from 5-7 p.m. at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Team captains, team members, and anyone wanting to know more about Relay is invited to attend.

“We wanted it to be a lake theme this year,” said co-chairman Kathy Storm. “It will give the teams a lot of ideas.”

Stations will be set up to give teams information about this year’s event as well as provide fundraising ideas.  There will also be raffle giveaways and refreshments throughout the evening.

“It’s a perfect night for someone thinking about forming a team can get more information about Relay,” said committee member Barb Waymire.

To date, there are seven teams registered with $8,732 raised toward the $53,000 fundraising goal.

“We are up $1500 over this time last year,” said ACS staff partner Meaghan McDonagh.

Teams may register online at www.relayforlife.org/shelbyil, but are still encouraged to attend the Kick-Off.

The Relay For Life event celebrates cancer survivors, remembers cancer victims, and educates all in cancer prevention. The event is a 12-hour overnight event that symbolizes a cancer patient’s walk from diagnosis to survivorship. The carnival-like atmosphere invites the general public to participate and encourages the teams in their fundraising efforts.

Reasons for participating also vary. Teams may be working together in memory of a friend or family member who have lost the battle with cancer. Others participate to support friends and family who are currently fighting cancer. Still others just believe in the work of the American Cancer Society.

The Relay event will be August 3-4 in Forest Park.

1
Text Only
Relay for Life
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Poll

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium