Special to the Chronicle
On April 7, 700 local residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Citrus County at Citrus High School football field to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. The event starts at 6 p.m.
Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay for Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. During Relay for Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path.
Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Society has invested more than $4.3 billion in research since 1946, and have funded more than 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 institutions nationwide.
No one understands how vital these services are more than local volunteer Celsa Terry, who utilized the American Cancer Society Look Good Feel Better program.
IF YOU GO
Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating or donating to the Relay For Life of Citrus County.
Join us on the track or visit www.relayforlife.org/citruscountyfl
n To learn more about the event, contact Lizzy Mead at 813-949-0291 ext. 5612 or Lizzy.Mead@cancer.org.