Relay for Life has rescheduled the Cherokee County event for Friday, June 13th at Woodstock High School. This year’s event is presented by Northside Hospital-Cherokee, and kicks off with Survivor Registration and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m., with the opening ceremonies following at 6. This event is family-friendly, providing food, games and activities that help boost camaraderie and support an important cause at the same time.
If you’re not familiar with Relay for Life, it’s an organized overnight community event designed to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Relay for Life began in May of 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society in their cancer research. Since then, Relay has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. Millions of people participate in these events each year to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about how to reduce the risks of cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society battle the disease.
Details on Relay for Life Cherokee County
To participate in Cherokee County’s Relay for Life event, sign up here or visit the event home page here. You can also dedicate a luminaria for the remembrance ceremony by filling out an online form. For more information about the Relay event for Cherokee County, please contact Dani Walsh at (770) 429-1624 or dani.walsh@cancer.