Relay For Life is an event some of us know well, but for those who are new to the event, Relay For Life is a 24 hour event to raise money for the fight against cancer.
This American Cancer Society fundraising event is a fun filled family event. Valerie Yu, volunteer event chair, is making this even better by integrating fun for elementary through college students too.
“This year we are making the first Relay For Life for the community of Northridge, and it’s going to be very personal and touching” Valerie told me in the interview. She has been doing this a long time, and with the help of Karen Rubenstein from the American Cancer Society, they’re going to put the “FUN” in fundraising with this event.
In June they assembled a team of creative individuals to help promote and plan the event. The event will have a blow-up water slide to keep us cool as well as a host of other activities featuring educational games that are cancer-involved that everyone can enjoy. “We want to remind people that cancer affects everyone at some point in their life, it’s undiscriminating, and the research will benefit everyone,” said Yu.
One heart-warming feature about this event is the Luminaria, or candle lighting ceremony for those that have been touched by cancer.
Even though there are over 90 Relay For Life events in the Greater Los Angeles, every one counts. The Northridge Relay event is being held on August 11-12 from 10am to 10am at Calahan Elementary School in Northridge and is sponsored by Congressman Howard Burman and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Put it in your calendar because you won’t want to miss the fun.