In May and June, the local high schools and college campuses are planning to hold the events, two of which are Northport High School (on June 8) and Huntington High School (on June 15). There, community members can help celebrate cancer patients in treatment, remember those who lost to cancer and those who are currently fighting back.
Volunteers are still needed for all the events, and opportunities to help plan, fundraise, set up, promote and assist in marketing are still available. The organization is also looking for people to help secure sponsors, organize a cancer survivor reception and opening ceremonies, assist in security, and entertainment.
“Whether you can offer a few hours or can help throughout the spring, the American Cancer Society has a role for you to become involved in this community movement,” said Michelle Maugeri, senior manager of community development for the American Cancer Society. For more information on volunteer opportunities, call 800-227-2345.
The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer with a force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. Last year, 2 million participants in the U.S. raised over $230 million at more than 3,500 events worldwide.