By AIMEE KINTZEL
Relay for Life Experience Lead
From 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Kosciusko County will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Eastlake Skating Center, located at 3010 Frontage Road, Warsaw, for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year.
Although the Relay For Life of Kosciusko County is more than three months away, now is the time to get involved. One in every 100 Americans participates in this fundraising event that has become a global phenomenon. Residents are invited to attend the kickoff celebration to learn more about the upcoming event and how they can become part of an exciting overnight event that will pave the way to a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Please join us for some information, fun, refreshments and giveaways.
Relay For Life participants and visitors have a chance to celebrate the victory of local cancer survivors during the Survivors Lap; remember those who are fighting cancer or those who have lost their battle to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony; and participate in the Fight Back Ceremony, which gives everyone a chance to proclaim his or her own way of taking action against the disease.
Donations can be made to this local Relay For Life event by visiting RelayForLife.org. Community members also can start or join a team by following the links to their local Relay event.
The 2015 Relay For Life of Kosciusko County will kick off beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Kosciusko County Community Fair Grounds. For more information about the kickoff event or on how you can get involved, contact our Relay for Life even Lead, Deb Fitzsimmons at 574-527-2404 or [email protected].