Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Salem gets under way with teams of residents gathering in the Roanoke Valley.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out 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 camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
Relay For Life of Salem
June 14, 2013 at 7:00PM to June 15, 2013 at 10:00AM
Salem High School
Survivor Reception at 5:30PM in the Salem HS Cafeteria
Relay is a unique opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease. Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Roanoke Valley is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, the community is joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Read more »