What with one man walking around a track in Tacoma, Wash., in 1985 has transformed into the worldâ€™s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer – the Relay For Life movement. This movement unites more than four million participants in 6,000 communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.
April 2, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of World Golf Village continues from noon to 10 p.m. April 2 at Pacetti Bay Middle School, 145 Meadowlark Lane.
Community volunteers are the backbone of this movement, and a call is being sent out for all to join in this worthy cause. Money raised help the American Cancer Society save more lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, providing free information and critical services for people with cancer, and helping people take steps to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when itâ€™s the easiest to treat. The Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress, 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it are alive today.
Jason Cormeny, event leader, urges interested persons to visit relayforlife.org/worldgolffl or call 1-800-227-2345 for more information about local opportunities.