Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise money for the fight against cancer.
Survivors and current cancer patients, caregivers, families, businesses, civic organizations and the public are invited to take part in this exciting, team event.
Relay For Life of Karnes County begins at 7 p.m., Friday, April 26 at Karnes City High School’s Football Stadium. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches…people from all walks of life.
Teams seek donations prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer. “Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront,” said John Pish, acting event chair. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have been cured of cancer themselves. Their involvement is proof of the progress that has been made not just in cancer cure rates, but also in the quality of life following cancer treatment.” “The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and services to patients,” said Mr. Pish. “Due to the generosity of corporate sponsors - the money raised by participants goes directly to the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving programs.”
Information about how to form a team, register as a survivor and/or caregiver, join the Planning Committee, purchase a luminaria, or find sponsorship opportunities is available by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/KarnesCoTX - for more information on cancer, call the American Cancer Society’s 24-hour help line at 800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in ground breaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.