What is Relay?• At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.• Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.• Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.
SurvivorsSurvivors Lap• Relay starts with a Survivors Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer.• We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.
LuminariasLuminaria Ceremony• After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.
Fighting BackFight Back CeremonyLast, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make apersonal commitment to save lives by taking up thefight against cancer. That personal commitment maybe to do something as simple as getting a screeningtest, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officialsabout cancer. By taking action, people are personallytaking steps to save lives and fight back against adisease that takes too much.
Why We Fundraise• With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.• Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.
Prizes!• Individual Levels & PrizesYou can achieve one of the fundraising club status aswell as earn special rewards for your achievements.• Team Levels & PrizesYour team total is used to determine which status yourteam earns each year. You also have an opportunityto collect a team gift for your fundraising success.
Sign Up and Spread the Word• Website: http://www.relayforlife.org/clarksburg• Twitter: @CHSRelay2012• Facebook: CHSRelay2012
Meetings• Team Captain Meetings: Second Tuesdays at 6pm! o February 14th, March 13th, April 10th and May 15th.• Committee Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 6pm! o Next meeting is February 7th in the Media Center
Homestretch Rally• March 14th at 7pm in the Café!