Relay for Life

MLN logoFree entertainment, hanging out with friends and supporting a good cause; can you think of any better way to spend a Friday night? No? Then you need to sign up for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at the Virgin Valley High School April 15-16 from 6 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Relay For Life is the signature activity of the American Cancer Society and works as the main fundraising event to help end cancer. During RFL, participants celebrate those who beat cancer with the Survivor’s Lap, remember lost loved one with luminaries, and take action to finish the fight against cancer.

Signing up a team is free. To help raise funds, each team sets a fundraising goal. There are several ways a team can raise funds like just ask someone to make a donation or honoring a cancer survivor. Cancer has impacted several people in some way and honoring a survivor makes the fundraising more personal.

Talk about Relay For life with friends, family, even at meetings and encourage others to join the cause.

Teams are encouraged to come with other fundraising techniques such as car washes or garage sales as well. The sky is the limit!

In addition to research the funds raised support several programs the American Cancer Society offers including the Hope Lodge, the Road to Recovery Program, Reach to Recovery, and Look Good…Feel Better.

Working with the American Cancer Society, we can help fight for every birthday threatened by cancer.

Local business Beall’s is working to help fight cancer as well. For all of March, Beall’s customers have the option to donate to Relay For Life at the end of their transaction.

The American Cancer Society has been finding answers to help save cancer patients for more than 65 years. No single non-governmental, not-for-profit organization in the US has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer.

There are also sponsorships available for interested parties. Sponsorship levels include Topaz, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Diamond.

The Topaz package includes a name on a T-shirt and printed materials for $100. Sapphire includes a large name on a T-shirt and printed materials for $250. For $500 the Ruby package includes a banner at the event with the sponsor’s name on it plus a small logo on a T-shirt and all printed materials plus early choice for a campsite the night of the event.

The Emerald package is $1,000 and includes two banners at the event, a medium-sized logo on a T-shirt and all printed materials as well as early campsite selection. The Diamond package includes three banners, a large logo on T-shirts and all printed materials and will be the first to choose a campsite April 15.

In-kind donations for sponsorships are also available. If interested in being a sponsor, contact John Biggs at survivorjohnb@gmail.com or 702-539-9540. For more information or to sign up visit www.relayforlife.org or contact David Moore at david.moore@cancer.org

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