Relay for Life bringing awareness to cancer | News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 26, 2012) -- Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.
Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.
THV's Tom Brannon spoke to American Cancer Society volunteer Elizabeth Fortune about her own personal battle with cancer and why she is participating in Relay for Life. Click on the video link!
Today's THV has partnered with American Cancer Society for their Relay For Life events:
- Relay For Life of UALR -- April 20th Jack Stephens Center Parking Lot, Little Rock
- Relay For Life of Faulkner County -- April 27th at Conway Expo Center, Conway
- Relay For Life of Little Rock -- April 27th Clinton Presidential Library Lawn, Little Rock
- Relay For Life of Lonoke -- May 4th Lonoke High School Football Field, Lonoke
- Relay For Life of Saline County -- May 11th Bishop Park, Bryant
- Relay For Life of Jacksonville -- May 11th Jacksonville HS Football Field, Jacksonville
- Relay For Life of Maumelle -- May 18th Rolling Oaks Athletic Complex, Maumelle
- Relay For Life of Cabot -- May 18th Cabot High School Football Field, Cabot
- Relay For Life of NLR -- June 1st Downtown Riverside RV Park, NLR
- Relay For Life of Garland County -- June 1st Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs
You can find a list of more events happening in Arkansas on the Relay for Life website.
(Source: Relay for Life)