The American Cancer Society is excited to announce 47 Relay For Life events will be taking place this year across Nebraska with the goal of raising more than $3.3 Million to help fund the Society’s mission to save lives.
Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, is a fun filled event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. These events have combined to be the largest cancer fundraiser ever created, raising close to $4 Billion since 1985 and will engage well over 5,000 communities nationwide this year.
“We are thrilled to have 47 wonderful Relay For Life events taking place in Nebraska this year,” commented Mike Lefler, Director of Communications for the American Cancer Society. “Hundreds of American Cancer Society volunteers statewide will be working hard to make sure that their communities play a role in fighting back against cancer. We hope that everyone in Nebraska will consider taking part in a Relay For Life near them to help in the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives.”
The event begins with a cancer survivors lap celebrating those who have survived cancer or who are currently battling cancer. Games, music, live entertainment encourage people all through the night. Some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay.