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Hilo’s Relay for Life this Saturday

Celebrating Life at any age. Photo from EMS run 2010

                                                     2010 Relay For Life Hilo HI
                               July 17, 2010 6:00 PM at Francis Wong Stadium
 

   Where will you be this Saturday evening?   I’ll be at Wong Stadium participating with my daughter, Jackie, in the Hilo Relay for Life.   Jackie and I will be proudly wearing our HSTA t-shirts as we join the Big Island Labor Alliance team.

  Relay for Life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then the Relay for Life Program has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease.

    Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

   Anyone can participate in Relay for Life. Friends, families, neighbors, classmates, sports teams, etc., can form their own teams. No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay.

   The only requirement to participate in Relay For Life is the $10 registration/commitment fee (per person) that is due upon registration. After that, anything you can raise through individual, team, or online fundraising is graciously accepted. It is recommended that each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100. If you raise more, that’s even better. Even if you do not raise $100, you are still welcome to participate.

   If you’re interested in helping out by providing food or money you can contact me personally or go online and donate directly to the American Cancer Society:               http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=pfind&fr_id=23742

July 14, 2010 Posted by | Events, Health and Fitness | , , , , | Leave a comment