Thursday, May 15, 2008

Relay for Life to step forward this weekend

Bedford Township's Relay for Life effort keeps getting bigger.

"The Relay keeps growing, growing and growing," said Gail Hauser-Hurley, the chairman of this year's event. "This community always helps us meet our goals. I would not want to live anywhere else. It is a community that keeps on giving."

The Relay for Life of Bedford will be held from 9 a.m. Saturday through 9 a.m. Sunday at Bedford Community Stadium at Bedford High School, 8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance.

The Relay for Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society. It is a 24-hour event with continuous entertainment designed to celebrate survivorship, help those who have been touched by cancer and to encourage those with cancer to fight back against the disease.

Special features include a Survivor Lap of Victory during opening ceremonies, with Rebecca Regnier of WTVG Channel 13 as host, and a luminary ceremony held at dusk in honor of those who survived and those who lost their battles with cancer.

This year's theme is "Ready, Set, Relay! Go for the Cure." The fundraising goal is $130,000. There are 1,871 participants and 67 teams signed up, with $25,670.65 raised toward the goal.

More of the article here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dad and I will be walking from 5-6pm Saturday...rain or shine (but it looks like rain..boooo)