Thursday, April 3, 2008
Relay For Life: April 26-27 at Wai`anae High School
More than 20 years ago, one man took it upon himself to raise money to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Today, more than three million Americans participate in Relay events nationwide.
Relay For Life brings together over 2 million volunteers in 4400 communities across the nation, including 25 events in Hawaii, to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from the disease. Volunteers and team members help to raise money for cancer research and also raise awareness for cancer prevention, early detection, treatment options and patient support. Relay brings together people from all walks of life with the common goal of eliminating cancer.
The Relay is a 12-hour, overnight event and each team is asked to have at least one team member on the track at all times to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps.
Shirley Davenport is the American Cancer Society Westside For Life Chair this year. The event will be held at the Waianae High School football field on April 26, 2008, with kick off starting about 6:00pm Saturday night and running until 7:00am Sunday morning, April 27, 2008. Contact Shirley or the American Cancer Society if you have any questions.
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