Updates for Immokalee Relay for Life

Event date: Friday evening April 8, 2016, through Saturday morning April 9, 2016, Immokalee Sports Complex.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year! With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer, we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay For Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob any one of another birthday. Funds raised go to the American Cancer Society programs such as Cancer Research; assistance with lodging costs for those traveling to receive treatment; providing rides to treatment through the Road to Recovery program; assistance with self image cosmetics, wigs, and clothing, through the Look Good Feel Better program; and pairing a breast cancer survivor with those diagnosed with breast cancer to offer understanding, support, and hope through the Reach to Recovery program.

Fund raising opportunities:
Quarter Auction: Tuesday Jan 12, 2016 at 5pm Itech, Lake Trafford Room.

A fun evening of fund raising while socializing with current teams and getting information about the American Cancer Society and Immokalee’s Relay For Life Event. Bring your quarters to bid on your favorite items up for auction donated by local artisans and businesses.

Krispy Kreme sales: Relay For Life team members will be taking your orders for these delicious treats starting Jan 18, 2016 through Feb 2, 2016 with delivery and pick up at our team party Feb 9, 2016.

Team Party: Tuesday Feb 9, 2016 at 5pm Itech, Lake Trafford room.

Come meet the current Relay For Life Teams, start your own team or join an existing team, find out more about the Immokalee Relay For Life event and the many ways volunteers will make this years event a huge success!

Luminaria sales: Mrs Ayer and the IHS Beta team will be selling Luminarias right up until Friday, April 9, 2016. Relay For Life participants and donors remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating luminaria bags. Luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every Relay For Life event. Each luminaria is personalized with a name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer. Luminaria can also be dedicated in support of a Relay participant. Each luminaria candle represents a person. They are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, coworkers, and so many others.

For more information on how you can help, contact Pricilla Guerrero 239-223-0959 or prissyg79@aol.com.

The American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, and fight back. For more information contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or vist us at cancer.org.

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