The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek invites the communities to join the movement to honor and remember loved ones and fight back for lifesaving change on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Relay For Life is a community of survivors, caregivers, local citizens, volunteers and participants who believe that the future can be free from cancer and own the power to make that change. It continues to be the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event, with 2.5 million participants globally uniting to save lives from cancer.
“This year, almost 1.9 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Being a cancer patient myself, I know how important the funds we raise are to the local communities,” said Relay Event Lead Gayle Morell. “I have a rare type of cancer that wasn’t treated everywhere at the time of my diagnosis. I stayed at the Hope Lodge in Iowa free of charge for a week. The American Cancer Society provided rides to and from the hospital daily. Without these resources, I may not have been able to get the treatment I needed and not worry about the costs.”
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
“Since Covid, our mission has become harder,” explains Gayle. “But we’ll rise to the challenge. During our Relay event on April 1st at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we’re planning on honoring the Survivors, Thrivers still in their fight like me, and the Caregivers who provide so much help, love, and hope for those fighting. Our theme this year is “Hollywood”. More than 40 teams and more than 500 participants will join together to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.”
Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs,
Margate and Coconut Creek
April 1, 2023, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road, Parkland, FL
Survivor Program Co-Chair Megan Mila explains “We share a passion to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Our goal is to host over 100 cancer survivors and their caregivers at the event. The opening ceremony will include a special Survivors Lap. Survivors, thrivers and their caregivers will also enjoy a complimentary dinner. After sunset, we light Luminaria bags to remember those we have lost, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.”
There are many ways to get involved.
• Join the Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Margate – Sign up to join an existing team or start a new team at www.relayforlife.org/parklandfl
• Donate – If you can’t participate in this year’s event, you can still help save lives by making a donation. Every dollar fuels the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer. Visit www.RelayForLIfe.org/parklandfl to make a donation today.
To learn more about Relay For Life and form a team or register as an individual or cancer survivor, visit www.Relayforlife.org/parklandfl.