The 2011 American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life’ event is coming up this weekend and 29 local teams and 341 participants are gearing up for the big day.
The 24 hour event starts at 10:00a.m. Saturday at Lassen High’s Arnold Field and will kick off with opening ceremonies and a survivor’s lap.
At 9:00 Saturday evening there will be a Luminaria ceremony and closing ceremonies will end the Relay, Sunday morning at 9:30.
During the Relay teams of people take turns walking or running around the track at Arnold Field. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relay for Life events are 24 hours in length; representing the reality that cancer never sleeps.
Participants honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives lost to the disease and raise money to help fight cancer in our community. The American Cancer Society describes it as, “One day. One night. One community. One Fight.”
The Relay for Life is a life-changing event that nationally brings together more than 3.5 million people to help fight back against a disease that takes too much. Participants help raise money to fight cancer here in Susanville.
To find out more or to contribute to any of the local Relay for Life teams you can follow this link to visit the American Cancer Society’s website.
For more information you can email online chair Kristina Divine at [email protected]