The American Cancer Society (ACS) kicks off the Relay For Life of Redmond Kirkland on Tuesday, January 11th from 7 – 8 pm, at Redmond High School, located at 17272 Northeast 104th Street, Redmond, WA. The event will provide information about Relay For Life and how volunteers can get involved in the fight against cancer.
Founded 25 years ago by Tacoma physician Dr. Gordy Klatt, Relay For Life has grown to be the most recognized fund-raising event for cancer nationwide, held in more than 5,000 communities and raising more than $3 billion toward cancer research, advocacy, education and patient services. In 2010, the Relay For Life of Redmond Kirkland saw over 300 people from the cities of Redmond and Kirkland participating on 32 teams, and raising over $86,000.
Relay For Life is a family-oriented event in which teams will walk or run in shifts around the track for 12 to 24 hours. Participants traditionally camp out on the field, and, when they are not taking their turn walking, enjoy a variety of entertainment & activities.
The Relay For Life of Redmond Kirkland will be held on June 4 & 5 at Redmond High School. For more information, please call Kelly Cochran at 206.674.4103, or visit www.relayforlife.org/redmondkirklandwa.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and creating more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. For information on the American Cancer Society please visit www.cancer.org.