Relay for Life slated for June 6 and 7 in Leavenworth
Relay For Life is the nationwide signature activity for the American Cancer Society. In May 1985, Gordon Klatt, M.D., took the first step of his 24-hour marathon around a Tacoma, Wash., track and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. The following year, 340 supporters joined Dr. Klatt in the overnight event and Relay For Life was born. Relay For Life is not just a fundraiser; it is a unique activity that offers an opportunity to take up the fight. It is about empowering individuals to fight back against a disease that has taken so much from them. The Relay For Life provides the best opportunity for expanding fundraising, cancer education, advocacy and volunteerism in communities throughout the nation.
Look for additional updates about the upcoming 2008 Leavenworth County Relay For Life to be held June 6 and 7 at Abeles Field in Leavenworth, including how to form a team, survivors information and advocacy opportunities in the coming weeks. For more information contact Denise Portice at (913) 250-0232.