For 30 years, the American Cancer Society has been holding Relay For Life events nationwide to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money towards finding a cure. At least 300 people, including 20 cancer survivors, are expected to gather Saturday at Cal Anderson Park for another Capitol Hill version of the event.
Teams participate by raising funds and then walking or running around a designated path for 12-24 hours. The Cal Anderson Park relay will go from 10 AM – 10 PM. You can sign up a team here, but you’ll have to come up with a name to rival Pimpalicious Cancer Fighters.
So far, participants have raised over $30,000. The event will include a candlelight ceremony, as well as food trucks and a station for hair donation.
“The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all,” said Curtis Thomas, Relay For Life community manager. “This is our community’s opportunity to fight back against cancer, and create awareness of prevention and early detection in the Capitol Hill community.
To sign up and get more information, visit caphillrelay.com