About 248 registered participants and 42 teams have already raised $59,200 for the June 1-2 Mission Viejo-based Relay For Life at Saddleback College. With the countdown on to the American Cancer Society event, organizers are hopeful Relay will raise $113,000 for this worthy cause.
More teams are sought to take part in this fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs. During Relay For Life, team members will take turns walking or running laps. At nightfall, hundreds of luminaries are lit in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle to the disease.
Relay features food, games and activities that provide entertainment and build camaraderie. It is a family-friendly environment for the entire community. Folks can have fun while supporting a great cause.
Teams can register online or sign up on Saturday, June 1. Cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to walk the first lap at the event, which will feature a host of family and children activities.
Information about Relay for Life is available at www.mvrelay.org.