06 Jun

Get Ready, Get Set, Relay!

Andrea Langhoff, General Member, 302-753-0136

SATURDAY, JUNE 26 @ 9:00 AM – SUNDAY, JUNE 27 @ 9:00 AM

HART MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6500 SHELDON RD, ROCHESTER HILLS

The Jaycees are proud to once again join in the “Race to Beat Cancer” by participating in the Greater Rochester Area Relay for Life.  The 24 hour event kicks of at 9:00am on Saturday, June 26 and continues through the night until 9:00am on Sunday, June 27. The American Cancer Society expresses that “the Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.” At this year’s relay the Rochester Area Jaycees Team will join over 40 other teams at Hart Middle School in raising funds and awareness for cancer.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Relay for Life, please note that is not just a 24 hour walk, it’s a celebration! There are games and entertainment for people of all ages; themed walks, family friendly activities and much, much more. One of the most inspirational and moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.  The ceremony is a special part of the night that occurs when the sun sets and the track will be lit by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.

If you are interested in joining the Jaycees Relay Team, contributing to our fundraising efforts or just want to learn more contact Cheryl Satterthwaite at cheryl_ann_s@yahoo.com or Andrea Langhoff at langhoffar@gmail.com.

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