On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Bethel, Danbury, and Redding will officially get underway as cancer survivors, caregivers, families, schools, companies, faith-based and civic organizations gather at the Bethel High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m. for a kick-off rally to launch their fund-raising efforts for the year.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. People from all walks of life come together with a shared mission of furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events. Teams do most of their fund-raising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fund-raisers at their campsites during Relay.
The 2013 Relay For Life of Bethel, Danbury, and Redding is scheduled for June 8 at Bethel High School. Anyone interested in forming a team, volunteering for the event, joining the planning committee, or just learning more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend the Kick-Off Rally.
The 2012 Relay For Life of Bethel, Danbury, and Redding raised more than $121,000.
For more information about the Relay For Life of Bethel, Danbury, and Redding, to find out how to volunteer, or to RSVP for the Relay Kick-off, contact Rob Gerowe at 203-300-4225 or Rob.Gerowe@cancer.org. More information can also be found at relayforlife.org/bethelct.