The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Rocklin — walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference — to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, help recruit survivors and lend a hand to ensure the success of Rocklin’s 10th annual event on Sept. 10.
The next volunteer committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and again on Aug. 11 in the Fireside Room of the Sierra College Cafeteria, 5000 Rocklin Road.
The meeting will continue the planning process for Rocklin’s Relay For Life event, which supports the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against the disease.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups — people from all walks of life focused on celebrating the lives of those who have had cancer, remembering those lost, and fighting back against the disease.
“Relay For Life is all about our community uniting with the American Cancer Society and supporting its efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Stephanie Hill, event chair. “Volunteers and participants who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event are making a commitment to let Rocklin know that cancer can be defeated.”
To join the Relay For Life in Rocklin as a volunteer or team participant, send an email to email@example.com.
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What: Relay for Life volunteer committee meeting
When: 6 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 11
Where: Fireside Room in Sierra College cafeteria, 5000 Rocklin Road
Why: Plan for 10th annual Relay for Life in Rocklin
For more info, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org