'Relay for Life' kickoff
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Evanston will hold its annual kickoff event at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, at The Rhythm Room in the Century Theater, 1715 Maple Ave.
Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are encouraged to attend.
The kick-off event offers information about the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives faster by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures and fighting back. Refreshments will be served and the registration fee will be waived for teams who sign up before or during the Kick-off event.
Relay For Life is an overnight event where teams of local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and families build awareness and raise funds - prior to and at the event - to fight cancer.
While the main objective of Relay For Life is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event helps spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer and unite a community in the fight against cancer.
This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Evanston will be held from April 21-22 at Evanston Township High School.
Volunteers are needed to organize and recruit teams, secure community support, coordinate logistics, obtain refreshments and prizes, assist with publicity and plan entertainment activities for this exciting and energizing event.
For more information on the Relay For Life Kick-off celebration visit the event website or call the American Cancer Society at 847-328-5147, option 3.