Local Super Heroes kickoff 10th season of Relay For Life of Ridgefield
Calling all Super Heroes to help in the fight against cancer! Please join our epic crusade at the 2013 Relay For Life Kick-off at Le Chateau Restaurant on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7 pm (1410 Rt. 35, North Salem, NY)
The theme for this year's event is "Super Heroes: Saving The World One Cure At A Time." Attendees are urged to wear "Super Hero" attire to the event.
Join us for this FREE informational event and learn how the money raised in our community is used for our family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who are fighting the fight!
We will be honoring our highest fundraising teams and individuals in 2012; Keep Calm, More Than Fine, Branchville Believers, Thrivers, Survivors and Friends, Dan’s Dream, Miranda Rosenblum, Lane Berisford, Samantha Sitinas, Robbie Jones, & Erika Marr. With their help, Ridgefield raised $185,000!!
We will also begin a celebration of 10 years of Relay for Life in Ridgefield and over $1 million raised.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, picnic, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer. The event opens as cancer survivors lead the way around the track and are honored with the Survivor Lap. As the sun begins to set, the warm glow of hundreds of luminaria light the field in an emotional silent ceremony. Each bag lit is in honor of a loved one who won the fight against cancer or in remembrance of a special someone who lost their battle. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope in that those lost to cancer will not be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day, cancer will be eliminated.
Cancer is a major public health problem in the United States and in many parts of the world. Each year, more than 2.5 million people-over half a million of them survivors-participate in Relay For Life. In one year alone, Relay has raised more than $350 million in the fight again cancer. This year, Relay for Life will take place in more than 6,500 communities.