Relay for Life of the Beaches kicks off the season against cancer

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Relay For LifeGet ready for the 2016 Relay For Life of the Beaches event! This year’s fundraising season starts with a Kick-off Party on November 16, at 5:30 p.m. hosted by Caribbean Court Boutique Hotel 1601 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

Bring your friends and family to register your team and get your questions answered. Teams and individuals attending the event will participate in voting of this year’s Relay for Life Theme.

At Relay for Life the entire community comes together to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and fight back against cancer. Funds raised at Relay For Life of the Beaches help the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer. The Relay For Life of the Beaches raised over $70,000 last year to help the American Cancer Society save more lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

This year, with your involvement and commitment Relay For Life of the Beaches is looking to reach an even more ambitious goal of $75,000 to support cancer research.

The American Cancer Society has funded research and training of health professions to investigate the causes, prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as new treatments, cancer survivorship, and end of life support for patients and their families. Over the years, the American Cancer Society has devoted more than $5 billion to cancer research and has funded 47 researchers who have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. In Florida alone, the American Cancer Society is currently funding more than $10 million in extramural grants.   The ability to fund lifesaving research is directly tied to efforts of communities who come together to raise the funds that support research as well as education, prevention and patient services.

Relay for Life of the Beaches is a 6-hour event to raise funds, awareness, support, and celebrate survivors. Starting at 6pm on Friday, April 15, 2016 individuals and teams camp out Under the Oaks at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. The event will be filled with music and a variety of entertainment. Teams will host campsites with food, games, crafts, and chance drawings. An opening ceremony celebrates the success of the community, immediately followed by the opening Survivor and Care Giver Victory Lap. After sundown candles are lit during a Luminaria Ceremony in memory of those who have run out of days in their battle with cancer.

Learn how you can make the difference in the life of a cancer survivor, caregiver. Come to the Relay For Life of the Beaches Kick Off on November 16th. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend! Together we can help save lives!

Be sure to share your experiences with your Relay for Life community on:

Facebook   ACS BeachesRelayForLife

Twitter       @ACSbeachesRFL

Instagram   acsbeachesr4l

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