Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Join Kalamazoo Valley's Relay for Life Team

04/16/2014

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The Kalamazoo Valley Cougar Team is looking for members.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Kalamazoo County has kicked off their 2014 event. 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 $3,000.00. We are collecting any 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 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 is a tribute to those who have faced cancer. If you are or know of any survivors, please feel free to send Mary their name and address and she will send them an invitation to the survivor’s dinner.

This year’s Relay For Life of Kalamazoo will take place Saturday, May 31 – Sunday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at Portage Central High School. Portage Central High School will open a portion of their building for use during the event.

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.

If you would like to participate, pick up donation packet and sign up for a time to walk by emailing Mary Johnson or Lynne Hoehle.

All walks begin on the hour. Donations may be made online. You may also collect pop bottles at home for the team. Ask 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 x4182 or Lynne Hoehle at x4164.