Inland Empire News | Relay For Life
Relay For Life at the Fairplex in Pomona on Sat, June. 27 and Sun, June. 28 from 10a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration is free. This is an active fundraising event for the whole family.
If you have never heard about Relay For Life, then you came to the right place. Here is a preview of how the event works, and why it is a fun event to support and attend. Let’s first talk about the organizer. The American Cancer Society is a voluntary health organization that works to eliminate cancer as a health problem. Every year they create a fundraising walk event to raise funds for their efforts on fighting cancer. This event is called Relay For Life. The event itself was created to celebrate people that have survived the disease, remember loved ones that lost the battle, and take action on the fight on cancer.
The event is usually set up in a track stadium. Participants place their tents on the outside of the track to camp there for the duration of the event. The event starts on a Saturday morning and ends on the morning of the following day. Relay For Life offers activities that will help strengthen community relationships, as well as music, ceremonies, walks to commemorate survivors and remember loved ones in addition to contests to win prizes. Each walk has a theme, and participants get to dress up and have fun while fundraising, almost like participating in a parade. All these elements make the whole experience rewarding.
There are the different ways you can participate. You can create your own team with your friends and family. You can also join an existing team, or join a survivor/caregiver team. When you join one of these teams you will help raise money for your local Relay For Life event, as well as commit to walk around the track to support your team. You can also participate as a volunteer, and help a great cause.