Time to kick-off the 2012 fundraising season for the American Cancer Society! Panama City Beach’s Relay for Life will hold the event Kick-off on October 24th from 6pm-8pm at the Palm’s Conference Center. The actual Relay for Life date is set for April 13th, 2012 at J.R. Arnold High School from 6pm till 12pm on April 14th.
What is Relay for Life?
Relay for Life is the fundraising arm of the American Cancer Society, raising money for research and services for survivors and the caregivers as they undergo treatment. Relay for Life is a sixteen hour event (lengths of events will vary) where the community gathers to celebrate the survivors of cancer, their battle and their caregivers support, to remember those who have lost their fights against cancer, and to fight back against this disease. It’s a family friendly event designed to pull the community together for a cause.
Where does the Relay for Life Money go? (partial list)
- Hope Lodges
- Road to Recovery
- Look Good… Feel Better
- Reach to Recovery
- College Scholarships
You can learn more about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society online.
What happens at kick-off?
Kicking off this years Relay for Life events: there will be a survivor to speak about the impact of Relay for Life on her journey with cancer, computers to allow you to sign up a team or as a survivor, information about team captain meetings, and most importantly excitement! Kick-off starts off the fundraising for the year officially, with excitement and determination for the day cancer is cured in mind. Kick-off provides the community with all of the information needed to start a team, fundraise individually, or sign-up as a survivor or caregiver.
The committee is currently recruiting teams to help in the fight against cancer! You can sign-up or donate at the Relay for Life Panama City Beach page, and you can register survivors there also! If you’d like to stay up to date on events for this Relay for Life, you can also follow them on Facebook.