2013 Relay for Life Kicks Off on Jan. 12 at South River High School

The South Anne Arundel County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, wi kickoff the 2013 campaign at 1 p.m. on Jan. 12in the cafeteria at South River High School‘s in Edgewater. The public is welcome to attend. Bring your team members to rally or stop by to learn about this overnight relay event that will take place June 7.  Teams will continue to raise money until the June event. Currently, teams have raised over $7,000 for 2013.

Relay for Life will take place in June. Participants join teams to raise money throughout the year.

Relay for Life is an overnight event where teams camp out and take turns walking around the track throughout the evening and into the early morning hours Saturday to honor cancer survivors; remember those lost to the disease; and raise funds and awareness to help save lives.

Last June, the South Anne Arundel County Relay for Life had over 200 participants. Over two dozen teams raised more than $58,000.

Organizers have a number of fun activities planned for next Saturday, including a chili cook-off fundraiser. All teams are invited to enter a chili in the cook-off. Bring a crock pot of chili for attendees to sample. Attendees will donate a dollar to the chili they like the most. Their dollar will serve as the vote.

The team that collects the most money will get ALL the money donated towards the cook-off. That money will go toward the winning chili team’s fundraising goals.

In addition, there will be:

  • Door prizes
  • Luminaria ceremony (Luminaria are paper bags with candles inside that light the path. The bags are decorated to honor the memory of a loved one, a team member or survivor).
  • Survivor testimonials
  • Relay details

Luminaria bags light the way

This year’s theme is Re-LEI for Life—a Hawaiian beach theme. Feel free to show your Relay for Life spirit at the kickoff by wearing Hawaiian or beach attire.

The 2013 Relay for Life is on Friday, June 7 into Saturday, June 8 at South River High School’s Junior Varsity Football Field.

Email Wes Baker for questions. Sign up for the Relay for Life here.

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