Those looking to participate in Rocky River’s Relay For Life will have an extra week this year to gather pledges and team members.
Traditionally held over the Memorial Day weekend at the Rocky River High School track, the event will take place June 1-2. Due to construction at the high school, the relay will take place at the middle school.
According to the event website, so far 20 teams and 126 participants have raised $5,405.97 for cancer research. Last year’s goal of $85,000 was met, and organizers hope to surpass that number this year.
The family-friendly event is an overnight relay, with team members taking turns walking around the track for a 24-hour period. There will be games, food and music for participants as well as those cheering them on. At sunset on Saturday, the track will glow with luminarias, each personalized with a name, message, photo or drawing in honor of a person who had been touched by cancer.
New for this year’s event, the American Cancer Society will be enrolling people into CPS-3, a long-term study that will help researchers better identify the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
For more information, contact Holly Sanja at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 1218, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.