Letter: Amazing support brings big turnoutWhile the fight against cancer is a personal one, the struggle to one day find a cure is carried by the world. On Friday night, River Falls and surrounding communities once again did its part.
By: Chris Blasius, 2012 Relay For Life chairwoman, River Falls, River Falls Journal
While the fight against cancer is a personal one, the struggle to one day find a cure is carried by the world. On Friday night, River Falls and surrounding communities once again did its part.
I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support at the 15th annual Relay For Life held this past weekend.
Sixty teams participated in this year’s event, raising more than $154,000 while proving that our residential and business community stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the American Cancer Society to achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.
We were honored to be joined by 90 cancer survivors, representing over 750 years of survivorship, as they walked the opening Survivors Lap, officially kicking off the event.
These survivors are the reason we continue the fight. Their participation inspires hope in those battling cancer. Then, later that evening, over 353 luminaries representing everyone who battled cancer were lit up during an emotional Luminaria Ceremony.
Once again, the planning committee did an outstanding job of pulling together an amazing event. It would also not be possible without the overwhelming support from numerous volunteers, business sponsors, River Falls High School, Brickhouse Music, Your Dream Reception, civic groups, and so many more.
As a result of the funds raised through Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society is here to help you or someone you know that is diagnosed with cancer. To learn more, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.