|Relay for Life kickoff event Thursday|
|Tuesday, February 26, 2013|
On Feb. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mt. Juliet will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Langford Farms Clubhouse for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. The rally will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life and will honor cancer survivors. This also will be a great opportunity to register a team for the overnight event to be held on May 17-18 from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet.
The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Each year, Relay For Life takes place in 5,000 communities in the United States and 20 other countries to raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.