This post does not have anything to do with Immigration law, however the topic is important to all of us. The Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be occurring this weekend, Saturday, August 16 through Sunday August 17. This 24 hour fundraiser starts at 9:00 a.m. and will located at Benicia High School. Cancer knows no immigration boarders and does not discriminate. It seems at times that everyone has cancer or we know someone with it.
The Relay for Life events are a significant part the American Cancer Society’s overall fundraising. They occur in all cities across the United States. The idea behind Relay For Life is that cancer never sleeps so neither do we, during the 24 hour fundraiser. People form teams and set up booths around the track. There is supposed to be someone from the team on the track during the 24 hour event. There will be music and various entertainment groups performing all day.
Prior to the event, team members were encourage to solicit donations. However, it is not too late to join a team or to donate. I went to the Relay For Life last year and even at the last hour of the event (and later) people were donating. If you would like to join a team, consider joining mine: CBI, Hadassah, Family & Friends.
If you would just like to watch, the best time to be there is for the Luminaria ceremony. This takes place at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. The ceremony is a memorial, to remember those who we have lost to cancer. It is very moving, sad, and inspirational all at the same time. For more information about the Relay For Life, check out the Relay For Life main site.