There’s still time to sign up for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Boca Raton. Bring your walking shoes, a sleeping bag and a desire to help.
When: Friday, June 6, starting at 6 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Catholic Church, 21689 Toledo Road, Boca Raton
Want to know more about the event? Click here to see my previous blog post that goes over the details of Relay for Life.
The evening kicks off with a survivors’ lap, followed by a complimentary dinner, donated by Olive Garden, for survivors and caregivers. Participants will start their journeys around the designated loop in the St. Jude parking lot later in the evening and send members out to walk until 6 a.m. the next morning.
To sign up, go to either relayforlife.org/eastbocaratonflor relayforlife.org/westbocaratonfl. You can register until the day of the event online or on site, where participants signing up will have a chance to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
People can sign up by either joining an existing team or creating their own teams. Individuals pay $10 each to participate. Survivors who would like to attend the survivor dinner at 7:15 p.m. June 6, need to RSVP by Wednesday, June 4, by calling Danielle Probst at 954/564-0880, ext 7518.
Fundraising is among the event's goals. Throughout the years, Relay For Life participants have helped raise money to give cancer survivor rides to treatment, provide valuable cancer information and resources to people who call the society’s help number, supplement lodging costs for cancer patients and caregivers during treatment, train patient navigators, support cancer research and more.
In addition to participating in the event, people can make donations or dedicate a luminaria bag (pictured above) online.
There is currently an ongoing team fundraiser challenge for teams to compete to raise $72 within 72 hours, with the winning team to receive a free pizza to their tent at the Relay on Friday night, says Sherri Scheurich, publicity chair for Boca’s Relay For Life. The contest ends June 5.
For more information, visit the website or call the American Cancer Society of Boca Raton at 561/394-7751.