Courtesy of Rutland County Relay for Life
Teams wear matching shirts during the Rutland County Relay for Life event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.—RUTLAND— The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Rutland County will hold a free kickoff for the annual event on Feb. 1 at the Franklin Conference Center in Howe Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Learn how the community has benefited from funds raised and join in to honor cancer survivors and caregivers. Hear from guest speaker and survivor Sara Stevens, and learn how the programs offered by the American Cancer Society helped her through her battle with cancer. Guests will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life event, which will be held June 16-17 at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. Ten American Cancer Society beverage glasses will be up for grabs during a trivia game.
The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park or fairground and take turns walking around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in months leading up to the event.
The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight cancer, with 5,200 events nationwide and in 20 countries. Last year, Relay For Life of Rutland County and raised over $230,000, finishing as the No. 1 relay event in the State of Vermont for the second consecutive year.
For more information or to register a team, visit relayforlife.org/rutlandvt.