Team Up To Relay For Life In Jefferson Parish

Dated: 05/14/2017

Views: 36



image1 (1).JPG


Come join Relay for Life, the major fundraising event of the American Cancer Society! Relay for Life takes place on Saturday, May 20 from 3-11 PM at Westwego Farmer’s Market, 484 Sala Ave. in Westwego. In 1985 Dr.Gordon Klatt from Tacoma, WA devised the idea for Relay for Life when he walked and ran for 24 hours and received $27,000 in pledges. The next year, the first Relay for Life began with 19 teams participating and receiving $33,000 in pledges. Since then, it has grown enormously and includes participation in 20 countries in 5,200 communities. This is how Relay for Life works: Each team is assigned a track or path and at least 1 team member must be walking on the track/path at all times to symbolize the constant fight against cancer. These events normally last 6-24 hours and teams also get a themed campsite where they sell food, games and activities. The money collected goes towards their fundraising goal.Team members include cancer patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers. If you would like additional information on the Jefferson Parish Relay for Life, please click the following link: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17MS?fr_id=82073&pg=entry&_ga=1.227947736.439844127.1486581009.

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

NOLA City Bark Welcomes Your Playful Pup

NOLA City Bark is the place for you to treat your dog to an expansive (4.5 acres) area for exercise and play. The lush dog park has play areas for both large and small dogs, water fountains and

Read More

Donate At Once Upon A Child In Mandeville

If you have children’s clothes that are just gently worn or toys that are gently used but are no longer worn or used, now you can sell those items at Once Upon a Child in Mandeville at 4240

Read More

Run Wild At NOLA Running Of The Bulls

Don’t miss the exciting 12th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin de Nueva Orleans, to be held on July 13-15, 2018 at the Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd in New Orleans. The kickoff

Read More

Vibe With Alison Krauss At The Saenger In NOLA

If you are a bluegrass fan, mark your calendars for the Alison Krauss concert at the Saenger Theater on July 13, 2018 at 8 pm. She has successfully completed 14 albums and collaborated on Raising

Read More