On Friday, May 20 beginning at 6 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jefferson County will officially kick-off the 18-hour, overnight event where volunteers and participants will gather at Prestonia Lot, Philips Lane across from the Kentucky Fairgrounds, to go around the clock in the battle against cancer.
The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. 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 vision of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay ForLife began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Lifewill take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.
To join the Relay For Life of Jefferson County, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.relayforlife.org/jeffersonky.