Burnett County Relay for Life event set for June 28
Register your teams today
BURNETT COUNTY – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Burnett County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today by visiting RelayForLife.org/BurnettWi or by calling Laura Palzkill at 715-339-6210.
PHOTO AT LEFT: Deborah Richards, American Cancer Society Midwest Division community relations manager, held up one of the 2013 Relay for Life Team T-shirts during the Burnett County Relay for Life kickoff held Tuesday, March 12 in Siren. - Photo by Priscilla Bauer
Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in this team event. The Relay For Life of Burnett County will take place from 6 p.m. until midnight on Friday, June 28, at Webster High School.
Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups—people from all walks of life – all aimed at celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost and fighting back against the disease. Relay For Life events are held as individuals and teams gather at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their relay.
“Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer,” said Palzkill of the American Cancer Society staff. “Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps bring hope that, together, we can eliminate cancer as a major health problem.”
Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available at HYPERLINK "http://www.RelayForLife.org" RelayForLife.org or by calling 800-227-2345. – from Burnett County RFL