On Feb. 15, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Oneida County will officially be underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Bucketheads in Rhinelander to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.
The kickoff will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life and will honor cancer survivors and caregivers. This also will be the first opportunity to register a team and select a campsite for the overnight event to be held June 13 to 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. at Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander. Sign up today and help Relay For Life of Oneida County finish the fight against cancer.
The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups, all aimed at furthering the vision of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Each year, Relay For Life takes place in 6,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries to raise funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
To join a Relay For Life, call 1-800-227-2345 or 715-277-4392, or visit www.RelayForLife.org/RhinelanderWI.