Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Shelby Township gets underway with teams of residents gathering at River Bends Park on May 19 at 10 a.m.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Wag 'N' Tails has worked with staff and clients to raise funds prior to the event, but some the team will also be fundraising at their camp site during Relay. Stop by and see them during the event and join them in walking to help fight cancer.
Wag ‘N’ Tails Dog Activity Center urges the community to gt involved and has committed to this amazing event by developing a team of supporters in honor of Wag’s own cancer survivor, Marie Prieur.
“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Mary McClary, Wag ‘N’ Tails Team Leader “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that no one is immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,”” McClary added.
Funds raised at Relay For Life of Shelby Township are enabling the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community. Relay For Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place after sundown, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease.
Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Also a part of Shelby Township Relay For Life event is the “Fight Back” Ceremony, in which a community leader will inspire Relay participants with his or her own commitment and will challenge them to take a personal pledge of action (e.g., stop smoking, eat more healthily, exercise regularly, etc.) in fighting back.
You can donate directly to our team at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=38669&team_id=1185994. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.
We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.
As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.