American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Romeoville Hosting Kick-off Event Feb. 23
- Organization: American Cancer Society
- Causes: Health
- Date(s): 7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 23 and June 30
- Contact person: Robyn Healy
- Phone: 708.633.7770
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: relayforlife.org/romeovilleil
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Romeoville will hold its annual Kick-off event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Mongo McMichael’s (1101 N Independence Blvd., Romeoville). Friends, neighbors, cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about Relay For Life are encouraged to attend.
A guest speaker will talk about what is like to be both a cancer survivor and care taker. Team captains can sign commitment cards and register for the event. Cancer survivors have the opportunity to register for the Relay For Life and will receive an invitation to the event where they lead the first lap of Relay For Life and are given special recognition.
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 Romeoville will be June 30 at the Village Hall of Romeoville.
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, contact the American Cancer Society at 708-633-7770 or visit relayforlife.org/romeovilleil.
Teams may register online anytime.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force with more than 100,000 volunteers in Illinois and millions elsewhere, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more or get help, call us any time at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.