South Brevard – On April 6, 2019 , local participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of South Brevard at Space Coast Field of Dreams to help beat our biggest rival – cancer. The event starts at 12:00 PM.
“It was an honor and pleasure to lead my team “Tumor Terrors” of West Shore Jr/Sr High School in May 2018 and I am excited to be a part of the planning committee for 2019” says, Kishen Mitra a West Shore Junior.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the only organization fighting cancer on every front. Funds raised from Relay For Life events allow the ACS to attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies and innovative research, to building supportive communities that come together to help those affected by cancer with access to treatment. The ACS provides empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness and develop game-changing approaches to address the cancer burden for all people.
Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, the Relay For Life movement of 3.5 million participants across the world unite at more than 4,500 events to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer. Since 1985, Relay For Life events in the U.S. have raised more than $6.3 billion.
Last year Relay For Life of South Brevard raised over $50,000 and Team Tumor Terrors, led by Kishen Mitra contributed $15,000 through their fundraising efforts. “It has been a great learning opportunity as to how to bring communities together to remember lost loved ones, honor all cancer survivors, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. I have been instrumental in raising over $19,000 for this event with the support of local community members.”
The Relay For Life of South Brevard is supported by many local businesses and organizations. This year’s sponsors include: John and Takako Dobbins, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, University Center Imaging, BIMDA, Medical Associates of Brevard, Melbourne Rx Pharmacy, Southeast Petro Distributors and more.
Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Cancer survivors are encouraged to join on April 6that Space Coast Field of Dream for the opening ceremony as 12:00PM and the survivor reception at 6:00PM. Join or donate to the Relay For Life of South Brevard. Visit RelayForLife.orgor www.RelayForLife.org/SouthBrevardFL.