The American Cancer Society and the Brentwood Relay for Life Planning Committee
invite you to join us in the fight against cancer for an
unforgettable 24-hour event!
June 16-17, 2012
9am - 9am
Liberty High School Field
850 2nd St. Brentwood
We are working to make this a true community event, as cancer touches lives everywhere. Our goal is to raise $250,000 to support the American Cancer Society's work in the areas of cancer research, education, advocacy and free services to cancer patients and their families. The money raised benefits researchers, patients and their families in all cancers. We hope to pass the $2,000,000 mark in this, our 8th year!
Relay is not a walk, not a run, but 24 hours of celebration and remembrance. Teams set up camps around the Liberty track and participate all day and night in activities designed to emphasize the importance of cancer prevention and detection. The event is divided into three ceremonies with corresponding activities.
First: We CELEBRATE our survivors who wear special purple shirts and lead us in the first lap of the day while the participants line the track and cheer their victory. Day long activities of celebration follow, with fun for all, food, entertainment, kid's zone activities, raffle options, etc.
Second: We REMEMBER those friends and family who have lost the battle. Luminaria bags decorated by participants line the track and are lit at dusk during a moving ceremony of remembrance. We walk the track during the night to the light of the beautiful glowing bags.
Third: We FIGHT BACK!!! Sunday morning we have our final ceremony. We reflect on the 24 hours we have spent together and we pledge to carry on the mission to FIGHT BACK against this disease that has taken so much from so many.
This article was posted in April 2012 so some information may be outdated after some time. This article is an informational and promotional piece, and EverythingBrentwood.com thanks Lynn Gursky for the information presented in this article. For questions or more information, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.