Relay for Life
RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay for Life of Linn County
Friday, June 9, 2017 at Kingston Stadium
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE
On June 9, the American Cancer Society will be hosting the Annual Relay for Life of Linn County. Over 150 teams from the Cedar Rapids community will come together at Kingston Stadium's outdoor jogging track. Each team includes friends and co-workers who will walk or run (or just hang out)--beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday.. These teams are from businesses, corporations, schools, churches, service organizations and neighborhood associations - all coming together with a common goal: to raise thousands of dollars in the fight against cancer. Each year the Linn County Relay raises more than a quarter million dollars and ranks in the top 10 in the Midwest Division.
Why rnight? When a person is healthy, days are full of sunshine and life is good. A cancer diagnosis is like entering a dark night - a time of uncertainty and fear about the future. Early detection and modern medicine increase the odds of surviving cancer and keeping it in remission, bringing a new "dawn" as the darkness fades, along with hope of renewed health and a bright future.
Relay for Life is a fund raiser within a festival, featuring live entertainment, children's activities, cancer education, snacks, and a pancake breakfast in a festival-like atmosphere. Dozens of our community's cancer survivors of all ages gather to take one victory lap.
Why Relay? Cancer does not discriminate. It affects all in its path—family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Why Relay? At Relay hundreds of people-old, young, cancer-free and cancer survivors- experience what Relay is all about: A community supporting people who have been afflicted with cancer. Survivors meeting other survivors, the newly diagnosed meeting someone with the same form of cancer and comparing notes, finding someone to share with.
Why Relay? Relay is the chance to celebrate with several hundred other participants and spectators. There will be excitement, fellowship, laughter, tears and celebration.
Why Relay? Because of the sense of togetherness, that nothing is greater than family and friends, letting survivors knowing they are not alone.
Why Relay? Relay reassures those who have lost loved ones to cancer that they have a support group and that those who lost their fight will never be forgotten.
Why Relay? Relay empowers everyone to fight back against cancer right in their own backyard.
Why Relay? We are asked to find ways we can be Christ to others. Relay is one way I have found.
How can you be a part of this?
1.) Make a check payable to the St. Ludmila Team
2.) Register as a part of the St. Ludmila Team
(Make checks payable to American Cancer Society)
EVERY ONE OF US HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GET CANCER…
AND THE POTENTIAL TO CURE IT