Friday, July 20, 2012

Lets Relay!!

This weekend at Columbia River High School in Hazel Dell is the 24th annual Relay for Life of Vancouver.  Relay for Life happens accross the United States and in 20 other countries to raise funds and awareness to save lives from Cancer.   This year, joining that effort is TEAM-CRESA!!   The Survivors and Caregivers Lap will kick off  Relay For Life of Vancouver at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 21, 2012. 

Photo's from Relay of Life Webpage

This year there are about 119 Teams and over 1200 individuals particpating.  To date, over $185,000 has been raised locally. 

What Is Relay?

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.


A part of Vancouver’s Relay For Life event is the Luminaria Ceremony, in which illuminated bags line the track, each bearing the name of someone who has fought cancer, to light the way for walkers.  Anyone that has particpated can tell you how heart-wrenching this visual is.  The Luminaria Ceremony will start at 10:00 pm on Saturday. 

A special Fight Back Ceremony, held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vancouver, will provide everyone in all of Clark County the opportunity to make a pledge to take personal action in the fight against cancer. The ceremony will be held at 5:00 pm.

Its not too late to participate or even donate.  Check out the Relay for Life of Vancouver for more information on what you can do to help support this great cause!!  For more information you can also check out Relay for Life.Org.

We hope everyone stops out to this amazing event.  If you do, please stop by the CRESA booth and say hi!  We will be located on the north end of the track almost directly below the scoreboard.  Look for our Bright Blue CRESA Canopy!!

Let's Relay!!

Relay for Life of Vancouver:

National Relay for Life:

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