Cougar Relay for Life team members needed



This year’s Relay For Life of Kalamazoo will take place from 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 9 at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds. The Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds will be open for the entire duration of the event. All walks begin on the hour.

The Kalamazoo Valley team is looking for at least 60 staff, faculty, administrators and students to join the team. Our goal is to raise at least $3,000. We are collecting returnable bottles or cans for our fundraising drive. Our receptacles are located in the cafeteria, ATC, Commons, by the library and faculty lounge. Look for the purple boxes to donate your returnable cans and bottles.

Relay for Life is the Cancer Society’s signature event, dedicated to increasing awareness and raise funds to fight cancer. Teams of family, friends and co-workers camp out for 24 hours, taking turns walking the track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times, a reminder that cancer never sleeps.

The event includes entertainment and family activities, an inspiring victory Lap by survivors and a poignant Luminaria Ceremony at dusk that remembers those who have faced cancer. If you are or know of any survivors, please feel free to send their name and address to Mary Johnson so she can send them an invitation to the survivor’s dinner.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

To participate:

pick up donation packet

sign up for a time to walk by emailing Mary Johnson or Lynne (Morrison) Hoehle

make an online donation

collect pop bottles at home for the team

ask a friend, co-worker, family member, student or teacher to walk with you

To sign up to join the Kalamazoo Valley Cougar Team call co-captains, Mary Johnson at ext. 4182 or Lynne (Morrison) Hoehle at ext. 4164.