Residents invited to rev up for Relay
The kickoff to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Twinsburg/Nordonia will be Dec. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravena Road, in Meeting Room 1. All Nordonia and Twinsburg residents are welcome.
This year, organizers are asking people to hope big and think big. Relay big. That’s what 2013 Twinsburg Relay for Life of Twinsburg/Nordonia co-chairs Beth Noga and Jennie Dawes want local residents to do to help fight back against cancer. The Relay For Life season kicks off with this open house at the Twinsburg Public Library. Visitors can learn about teams and sign up, find out how survivors can participate, and discover special activities and fundraising ideas to make the 2013 Relay fun and successful.
The 2013 Relay For Life will take place June 7-8, 2013, at Twinsburg High School’s Tiger Stadium. Volunteers are already rallying friends, coworkers, community members and businesses to form teams or join the steering committee to share their special talents.
“Relay for Life is critical to funding the local programs that help cancer patients and their families in our communities,” said co-chair Jennie Dawes. “It’s a truly fun and inspiring event that brings together people from all over both communities under one single mission: beat cancer.”
Dawes notes that according to the American Cancer Society, one in two men, and one in three women, will hear the words, “you have cancer” in 2013.
Co-chair Beth Noga says the December open house will be a relaxed way to learn more about Relay and all the supports in place to help teams be successful.
“Everyone can contribute something,” says Noga. “Our communities are full of people with energy, big hearts and great ideas and we are here to help put those ideas to work fighting cancer.”
Some new ideas this year include include “Bark for Life” and “Relay Field Day.”
To find out more or to sign up a team, write to TNRelay4Life@gmail.com or leave a message for Dawes at 330-405-2530.
Relay For Life is The American Cancer Society’s signature event involving more than 3.5 million people across the United States each year. More than 6,000 Relay events take place around the world. It is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.