On Saturday, April 6, more than 500 participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Parkland and Coral Springs at the Sportsplex at Coral Springs, 2700 Sportsplex Drive, to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at 5:00pm and takes place on the football field next to Coral Glades High School.
“Our theme this year is ‘Imagine a World Without Cancer’,” said event co-lead Rachel Frydman “The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer.”
The American Cancer Society is fighting cancer on every front; standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them. Last year, 2.7 million participants in the U.S. raised more than $279 million at more than 3,500 events to help beat our biggest rival. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.
Local cancer survivor Trish McKibbin will join with other community members to celebrate at the annual event and to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. “The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer,” explains Trish. “This can only be done if we all come together, educate ourselves and support each other. Relay For Life is the perfect event to do all of that. Meet survivors, such as myself, and see that cancer does not have to be a final chapter. We want to convey a message of hope, and that there are many more pages to be written in your book of life.”
Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.
The opening ceremony will include a special Survivors Lap. Survivors and their caregivers will also enjoy a complimentary dinner. After sunset, we light Luminarias to remember those we have lost, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.
In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Parkland and Coral Springs is also supported by many local businesses and organizations. This year’s sponsors include: Memorial Cancer Institute, Hitachi Vantara, Coldwell Banker, Performance Title, The Frydman Law Group, PLLC, School of Rock Coral Springs, and Parkland Veterinary Hospital, among others.
Be part of the fight, and together we can Imagine a World Without Cancer. Relay For Life is seeking volunteers to form teams. Join Relay or donate to American Cancer Society at relayforlife.org/parklandandcoralspringsfl
Relay For Life of Parkland and Coral Springs
April 6, 2019, 5 pm – 10 pm
Sportsplex at Coral Springs 2700 Sportsplex Drive Coral Springs
(Next to Coral Glades High School)