By Michael Buhler
The Relay For Life of Western Sedgwick County is looking for more teams to take part in its annual Relay For Life event, which is scheduled for July 12 at the Goddard High School gymnasium.
We want to encourage anyone that has been touched by cancer to join,” Amy Hammond, Relay For Life of Western Sedgwick County event co-chair, said. “Survivors are the reason that we relay, to celebrate the fact that they beat the dreaded disease.”
Hammond said that Relay For Life needs approximately 5-10 more teams to take part in the relay and that they hope to raise approximately $73,000 this year.
Teams can include any number of individuals. The cost to sign up is $10 per person, and every person on a team who raises $100 will receive an event T-shirt.
There will be a team captain meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Goddard High School Lecture Hall. The deadline to ensure receiving a Relay For Life T-Shirt for raising $100 for the relay is May 28. Participants must be registered and have at least $100 submitted to the accounting chair by this date.
As the Relay For Life draws closer, there will be several fundraisers leading up to the event. On Saturday, June 1, there will be a Casino Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m. at Farm Bureau Building in Cheney to benefit The Relay For Life of Western Sedgwick County. Participants must be 18 years old to attend and free daycare will be provided in the building next door. There will be snacks and an opportunity for prizes
Tickets for Casino Fun Night are on sale now for $15 from a Relay For Life of Sedgwick County Team member, or can be obtained by contacting Hammond – or by contacting event chair Jill Albers at 316-540-6019 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other events leading up to the Relay For Life include a survivor and caregiver ice cream social on June 9 at 4 p.m. at Goddard High School’s Mane Street; a team captain meeting on June 11 at 7 p.m. at the GHS lecture hall; a survivor and caregiver dinner at Mane Street on July 7 at 6 p.m.; and a bank night and silent auction check-in on July 8 at 6 p.m. at the GHS gymnasium.
The Relay For Life is July 12 at 6 p.m. in the Goddard High School Gymnasium and will run until 6 a.m. on July 13. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/wsedgwickcoks or contact Hammond at 316-531-2672 or email@example.com.