American Cancer Society Relay For Life
July 14-15, 2012
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. at South East High School
The purple ribbons/bows you see around City Hall, on trees and posts, are advertisements for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life 24-hour Cancer Awareness walk/run on Saturday, July 14th at 9am, at South East High School.
The American Cancer Society has sponsored Relay For Life events for over 25 years in various cities throughout Los Angeles County. Relay For Life is a family-friendly 24-hour walk/run community event and fundraiser to raise cancer awareness and funds for cancer research.
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. The proceeds of the events go directly to fund cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy programs and support the efforts to help stay well, to help get well if you have cancer, to find cures and fight back.
This year, Relay For Life will be held on July 14-15, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at South East High School. The American Cancer Society invites the community to participate and/or donate to this cause. Relay For Life teams will set up camp on the football field and take turns walking around the track for 24 consecutive hours. When not walking, participants enjoy entertainment, music, food, contests and cancer-fighting activities. As darkness falls, the track is lined with luminarias made of paper bags lit by glow sticks or candles and decorated in honor of cancer survivors or in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
If you would like to participate in the walk/run, or would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society, please contact:
South Gate Relay For Life
2012 Event Chair