On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Weston/Westport will host the 2013 relay kickoff event at Weston Intermediate School. This event will officially start the town’s Relay for Life season, bringing cancer survivors, caregivers, and old and new Relay for Life participants together to start planning the Relay for Life event this May.
Relay for Life is a celebration and remembrance of how cancer has affected the community, the world, and personal lives. It gives participants the opportunity to help fight back against the disease. The major goal of Relay for Life is to raise money for cancer research and ultimately try to eliminate cancer.
While Relay for Life is a very emotional event with a serious cause, it can still be exciting, fun, and celebratory. Teams are there to celebrate the lives of survivors, caregivers, and loved ones lost.
Throughout the night, there are many upbeat activities and entertainment, as well as moving ceremonies that give participants the time to reflect and honor the overall cause.
The event runs all night as teams camp out on Weston High School’s turf field.
Last year’s relay in Weston raised nearly $132,000; this year the goal is $150,000.
People may learn more about this year’s Relay for Life of Weston/Westport at the kickoff event, Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Weston Intermediate School. For more information, contact Rob Gerowe at 203-300-4225 or Rob.Gerowe@cancer.org.