The 21st annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hilo will be staged on Saturday from 6 p.m. at the Francis Wong Stadium. The 24-hour event will feature entertainment, food, a silent auction and much more.
This “celebration of life and hope” brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer and symbolizes the battle cancer patients face after they are diagnosed with the disease, said spokeswoman Crystal Pesanka. “Relay For Life is a fun-filled, tobacco-, alcohol- and drug-free overnight event that mobilizes communities to celebrate survivors and remember loved ones.”
Teams gather to participate and raise funds for ACS research, education, advocacy and patient service programs. Participants come to celebrate the lives of those who’ve battled and won, remember those lost to cancer, and empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.
“Cancer does not stop at nighttime, so we’re not going to stop either,” said event Chairman Lee Lord. “We hope the community will join us in this fight. It’s a great place to bring the entire family!”
For more details about the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/hilohi.T he American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the UniteStates.For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345.