The 18th annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life® has walkers lapping around the clock in the battle against cancer. Teams of residents & students will gather at Robert Morris University on April 9th & 10th, 4 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Relay For Life is held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at Walton Stadium with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times. This year the entire community is invited to come to the CARNIVAL and play games, eat food and celebrate the progress being made against cancer! Local companies, Total Equipment Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods and UPMC Cancer Centers are serving as sponsors of the event.
“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Melinda Fulton. “We are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Fulton added.
Cancer Survivors and their caregivers are invited to come to a special dinner provided for them starting at 6 p.m. Saturday night. They will then walk a victory lap around the track, demonstrating that cancer CAN be beaten and is regularly being conquered.
Relay for Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place at dusk, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. The “Fight Back” Ceremony, challenges participants to commit to new healthy habits as community leaders share their own inspiring healthy lifestyles.
To learn more, to register or to find out more about the ceremonies please call 1-800-227-2345 or visit RelayForLife.org.