Courtesy Amy Jo Steinbruecker
WHO: American Cancer Society — Mini Relay of Concordia University Chicago
WHERE: Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St, River Forest
WHEN: Saturday, April 27 2-9 p.m. Best time to come is 2:30 – 3 pm for opening and survivor lap.
WHY: While the main objective of Relay For Life is to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients, the event helps spread cancer awareness, celebrate the lives of survivors, remember those who lost their lives to cancer and unite a community in the fight against cancer.
Interesting Facts: This event is a college student Relay. It was organized and executed by students of Concordia University Chicago
As of April 17, 11 days before the Relay, the totals are 136 participants registered. 31 teams. $6,724.82 raised.
“On May 22, the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of saving lives from cancer and creating a world with more birthdays. It’s the progress we’ve made together – as a community, as volunteers, as survivors and as leaders – that has helped us reach this incredible milestone with tremendous success,” says Jenna DeAngelis, American Cancer Society event organizer. “By lending your support to Concordia University’s Mini Relay this year, you’ll be lending your support to the Society’s efforts to finish the fight and bring an end to cancer as we know it.”
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.