The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life comes to Lake Havasu this weekend. This special overnight event begins Friday evening (April 20, 2012) at 6pm and continues through until 6am the following day. Since it’s a relay, you don’t actually have to be walking the entire time. Instead, a team of walkers will spend the night camped out around the Lake Havasu High School track and take turns walking throughout the evening. While you are waiting for your turn to participate, there will be food, games and other activities to keep you occupied. Families are encouraged to be their own “team”. And it costs just $10 to register. Of course, all donations are accepted.
As part of Lake Havasu’s Relay for Life event, there will be a special Luminaria Ceremony for loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer as well as to honor those that have survived. The Survivor Ceremony is meant to honor both survivors of cancer as well as those that have cared for them during their fight. All Relay for Life events raise money to help fund projects such as the Hope Lodge (temporary lodgings for cancer patients and their families/caregivers so that they can be near their loved ones during treatment far from home), Road to Recovery (providing rides to treatment for cancer patients), Look Good…Feel Better (teaches cancer patients how to deal with the changes in their skin and hair loss while going through treatment), Reach to Recovery (cancer patients can talk to a peer volunteer who has been through the same process) and college scholarships for kids who have battled cancer.
As of the writing of this post, 28 teams with 189 participants have raised $16,093 for this weekend’s relay. If you are interested in participating or simply want to donate on behalf of someone who is, please visit the Lake Havasu Relay for Life site. It’s not too late to put together a team of your own so you can participate in the Lake Havasu Relay for Life this Friday evening at Lake Havasu High School. You’ll be helping a fantastic charity who does so much good for cancer patients and their families. Please consider joining in.
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