The Mission Viejo Relay for Life 2009 Committee is inviting cancer survivors and a guest to attend its 2nd annual Cancer Survivors Dinner May 7. The dinner will give attendees the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming June 6-7 Relay For Life event at Saddleback College.
The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m., is at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veteran’s Way. Mission Viejo-based El Pollo Loco will cater the event that is designed to prompt awareness, participation and educate individuals about ways to help fight the disease. Singer/guitarist Alan Levin will entertain guests.
The Mission Viejo event – having raised more than $1.5 million – is one of the oldest and most successful Relays in Orange County.
Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs. During the event, teams participate at schools, fairgrounds or parks and take turns walking or running laps. At nightfall, participants light hundreds of luminaries in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle to the disease. Relay For Life offers something for everyone – from the newly diagnosed and caregivers to friends and long-term cancer survivors.
Team captains are sought to recruit groups, families, friends, neighbors or co-workers to raise money and attend the 24-hour event. Cancer survivors are sought to participate in the “Survivor’s Lap.” All cancer survivors will be honored with a special T-shirt, medal and recognition.
To RSVP for the May 7 event or for more information about registering a team, contact Erin Plumb at 949-707-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.