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Sign Up for 2012 Relay for Life

date: 05/05/2012 - 05/06/2012

time: Opening Ceremonies at 2:00 p.m.

place: Lake Nona High School

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         The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Lake Nona – walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders or anyone wanting to make a difference – to join their Relay For Life of Lake Nona.  Opening Ceremonies are on May 5th at Lake Nona High School at 2:00 p.m. and Closing Ceremony is on May 6th at 8:00 a.m.  The organization is seeking volunteers who are interested in getting involved in the fight against cancer through fundraising in their signature fundraising event, Relay For Life.

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 or pathway at all times throughout the evening. The events are held overnight to honor and mirror a cancer patient’s journey through treatment.

A Relay Team is a group of 12 to 15 people, led by a Team Captain, who commit to raising at least $100 each and participating in the overnight event fundraising event. All of the proceeds raised through Relay For Life go directly to the mission of the American Cancer Society. While teams do the majority of their fundraising prior to the event, many teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay which creates an 18 hour festival-like atmosphere.”Relay For Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Laurie Holmes, Event Chair for the 2012 Relay For Life of Lake Nona.  “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let Lake Nona know that cancer can be defeated.”

Funds raised at Relay For Life of Lake Nona help the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer within the community. In 2011, Relay For Life events across great state of Florida raised over $21 million to help cancer patients and their families in local communities and to fund lifesaving cancer research. The Relay For Life of Lake Nona raised $27,000 that helped to fund lifesaving programs and services locally. Our most requested program, Road to Recovery, provides transportation for patients to and from lifesaving cancer treatments. Last year, numerous rides were given to cancer patients right here in Lake Nona.   All of this is made possible by Relay For Life. We welcome you to join us in the fight against cancer today!

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