The Relay for Life of Douglas was honored at the Great West Relay for Life Summit, held in Phoenix this past weekend. They were presented the “Gordy’s HOPE” Award for being Arizona’s only 24-hour event.
The 2012 Relay for Life will be held Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Copper King Baseball stadium.
On Saturday, September 22, there will be an all-team hamburger fundraiser at the American Legion Post #11, 1325 N. G Avenue, Douglas. Two burgers, a bag of chips and either a soda or water will be sold for a $5 donation.
This year’s event is sponsored by Wal-Mart Supercenter, DUSD #27, City of Douglas, DJ Legacy, Lomeli’s Childcare Center, Ana & Joe, Bojorquez Recycling, Chuck Hoyack & Roberto E. Muñoz Families, and Las Dos Comadres.
Business and individuals may still sponsor Relay for Life by calling (520) 227-7125.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States.
Survivors are the reason for Relay. If you are a cancer survivor or know of a cancer survivor who may wish to participate, please call Survivor Chair, Alvina Hoyack at (520) 364-5417.
The American Cancer Society urges local companies to take up the fight against cancer in their community by becoming sponsors of Relay for Life. Cancer touches everyone, and involvement in Relay for Life is a great way to show that a company cares as well as a unique way to promote their businesses.
Relay for Life helps a community celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
To register for this event, visit www.relayforlife.org/douglasaz
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglas Public Library.
For more information, contact: Cornelia G. Muñoz, American Cancer Society, Phone: (520) 227-7125; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.