The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Cancer Walk is Almost Here!

For the second year it will be held at the AVI Events Center in Ft Mohave. The theme for this year is Hawaiian Christmas. The walk will be on December 1, 2018 so our winter visitors can also be a part of the walk. The walk is from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. This change was made to accommodate more families. A lot of fun activities are planned to include a bounce house and other surprises. Some fun laps planned—Beach Ball, Ugly Sweater, Hawaiian, and many others.

The soft walk will begin 10:00 am with the official walk beginning at 11:00 am. The luminary ceremony will take place at 9:00 pm which will announce those who have passed and the survivors of cancer. Luminary bags will be available up until the ceremony. There will also be at least 60 different vendors which We Care Cancer Support Inc. is in charge of. If you would like to be a vendor, call 928-299-5022 or 209-720-9137 for more information.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life Cancer Walk began in May 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight cancer. Since those first steps, the Relay for Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. Where does this money go you ask? The ACS uses money raised for research but also provides the following: 24/7 support to help guide people and care-givers through the cancer experience, information about different cancers, day-to-day help, emotional support, free lodging and transportation, support groups, social serv-ices, medical equipment, wigs and prosthe-ses, financial programs, and many more other resources.

For more information about the Relay, start a team or make a donation go to www.tristaterelay.com, or email Ashley at ahendren13@gmail.com or marina.sandoval@cancer.org.

There might even be a surprise visitor from the North Pole, you never know. For information, answers and hope with The American Cancer Society call 1-800-227-2345 or cancer.org for 24/7 information.

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