The DeKalb County (Atlanta area) Relay for Life held by the Atlanta-based American Cancer Society took place the third weekend in April at Adams Stadium with enthusiastic support from Crawford & Company and its employees.
During the overnight event, participants were encouraged to walk (or run) laps in memory of those lost to cancer or in honor and support of those who face cancer. With 101 teams and 1,386 participants at the Relay, the American Cancer Society was able to raise more than $450,000 in less than 24 hours!
The Crawford & Company team, a sponsor for the event, raised more than $4,000, which elevated them to the Bronze Team Fundraising Club level. Thanks to everyone who participated and showed their support!
In more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries, Relay For Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement’s true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a devastating disease. The funds raised make a difference in the fight against cancer.
For these events, organized relay teams camp out overnight and members of each team take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
At Relays, it’s usual to have food, games and activities providing entertainment and building camaraderie as part of a family-friendly environment for the entire community. Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time.
We encourage you to support Relay For Life in your community. What are you doing now to help others?