Relay for Life is a worldwide organization in which groups raise money to fund cancer research, cancer patient accommodations and transport, and other cancer related causes. The relay itself is a twenty-four hour event, in which people come together to walk, jog, and run around a track. At Sturgis we aim to keep at least one person on the rack at all times for the entire twenty-four hour period. Just in case you need a break, we bring tents to provide runners with a comfortable place to rest.
At the event, there are a multitude of stands that sell everything from food and refreshments to raffle tickets. The smaller events at the relay include the Survivor’s Lap, in which cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. This is followed by the Luminaria Ceremony, in which personalized lanterns are lit to pay tribute to anyone affected by cancer! There is even a Zumba class right in the middle! This is a great event which allows you to have a lot of fun and all the while help fund research against a deadly disease.
All members are asked to try and raise at least $100 over a ten month period, which averages out to about $10 a month. If you wish to get more information related to this club, go to http://relay.acsevents.org, or simply ask any of the dedicated people who are currently involved in the club, such as Heather Kelsey and Katie Rheinhardt.