The local branch of the American Cancer Society is urging anyone interested in Relay for Life of Springfield to sign up. The event requires only a few teams to meet this year's goal, and the registration deadline is approaching.
Relay For Life is a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries. It is an overnight event designed to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cures, celebrate survivorship and raise money for research to find more cures for cancer. Relay For Life is the world's largest fundraising walk. In 2007, Relay For Life raised over $405 million.
The theme of this year's event is "Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back."
Relay for Life of Springfield will be held from 7 p.m. May 16 to 10 a.m. May 17 at Hillcrest High School, 3319 N. Grant Ave.
Teams consist of eight to 15 people. The registration fee is $10 per person.
In 2007, Relay For Life volunteers worldwide were able to begin sharing ideas with each other on the support site RelayForLife.org.