The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of St. John is giving everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Anyone interested in registering a team should make an appointment to pick up team packets at the Quiet Mon Pub on Friday, December 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer is invited to take part in this exciting team event.
The second annual St. John Relay For Life starts on Saturday, February 11, at 4 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday, February 12, at 10 a.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School’s Winston Wells ballfield.
“Last year we won the Rookie of the Year, nationally,” said Celia Kalousek, St. John Relay team co-chair. “We want to invite all the teams from last year, and encourage new teams to sign up to be a part of this amazing event. But hurry, the field can only accommodate so many teams and we want you in!”
Relay For Life events are hosted overnight as individuals and teams camp out at a track, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay.
“Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer,” said Mary Bartolucci, volunteer Relay event chair. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps brings hope that, together, we can eliminate cancer as a major health problem.”
Anyone unable to make the Quiet Mon Pub Kick Off Registration Party should call Kalousek at the St. John Community Foundation office at 643-0019 or Doug Bean at 690-2186.
Join the group on Facebook St. John Relay for Life and information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is also available at www.relayforlife.or/stjohnvi.