Did you know Jana is on the organizing committee for Relay for Life and is Chair of Survivorship and Patient Advocacy? We don’t just take cancer seriously in our office, but find other ways to help people beat this terrible disease once and for all!
What is Relay for Life?
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event, because cancer never sleeps. Relay is an overnight event lasting 12 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives.
Our Relay will take place on August 5th-6th 2011 in Westminster, Colorado. Now that it’s coming down to the wire, we are in the sprint to get people involved, raise money and make this year’s event the very best it can be!!!
Here are 8 Things You Need To Know:
1. WE STILL NEED TEAMS!!! Teams are made up of 8-15 people and it’s only $10 to register! Although teams are encouraged to participate throughout the entire event, you are welcome to call it a night whenever you’d like.
2. You can get an awesome t-shirt if you raise as little as $100 (seriously, how easy is this!?! Ask a few friends for $20 donations and you’re done!)
3. Our goal for the Westminster/Arvada Relay is to raise AT LEAST $40,000 for the American Cancer Society so they can continue to save lives! Please help us reach our goal through either donation or participation.
4. THIS YEAR the American Cancer Society will be enrolling people into CPS-3, a long-term study that will help researchers better identify the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. Please spread the word and visit the Cancer Prevention Study-3 website to find an enrollment location near you and for more information about how to participate in research today for a cancer free tomorrow!
5. Inspired Wellness Center has a team of our own and for a select week in July we will be donating a percentage of our earnings to the IWC team. You’ll be hearing more about this!
6. We are going to be celebrating cancer survivors in a big way!!! Do you know cancer survivors who would want to join us? They will get a reception dinner for themselves and a caretaker, a “survivor” shirt and a special ceremony so that everyone can celebrate them as they deserve…. All for free!!!!
7. There is an easy way for your voice to be heard among your local legislature so that you can be a part of passing the bills and laws that are saving lives. Here’s how: ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority. ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, is holding lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer. To sign up for a small yearly $10 donation, please visit www.acscan.org
8. For more information please visit our Facebook Fan page and post questions on our wall www.facebook.com/InspiredWellnessCenter or visit www.westminsterarvadarelay.com.
Thank you for helping us fight this terrible disease that takes too much from too many!