By Mary O’KEEFE
Foothills Relay for Life held its kick-off along Honolulu Avenue on Saturday night. The Relay for Life event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and will be held on April 11-12 at Clark Magnet High School.
On Saturday, several members of Prom Plus Club joined the kick-off and shared why they “Relay.” The majority said the reason they joined Relay for Life was because they knew someone – a grandma, aunt, coach – who had cancer or who had passed from cancer. After sharing their stories, the members as a group held lit glow sticks and signs and walked the 2100 and 2200 blocks of Honolulu to remind folks about the upcoming Relay for Life event.
The American Cancer Society sponsors Foothills Relay for Life. Teams are formed and fundraise and, for 24 hours, at least one member of each team walks the track at Clark Magnet High School to symbolize that cancer never sleeps, and neither do the needs to raise awareness and do research.
Foothills Relay for Life is still looking for teams to join the fight. To join, go to www.relayforlife.org, enter the 91214 zip code, click on Relay for Life of Foothills and start a team or join a team.
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