HOBART | On January 7th, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hobart will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at Hobart High School for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. The theme this year will be "Sporting For a Cure" and although the Relay For Life of Hobart is more than 5 months away, now is the time to get involved.
Residents are invited to attend the kickoff celebration to learn more about the upcoming Relay For Life and how they can become part of an exciting overnight event that will pave the way to a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life is the Society’s signature event, dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds to fight cancer. Teams of family, friends and co-workers camp out overnight, taking turns walking the track. During the event, participants and vistors have a chance to celebrate the victory of area cancer survivors during the Survivors Lap; remember those who have lost their battle to the disease during the poignant Luminaria Ceremony at dusk; and participate in the Fight Back Ceremony that gives everyone a chance to proclaim their way of taking action against the disease.
Community members can start or join a team by following the links to their local Relay event on relayforlife.org/hobartin
The 2012 Relay For Life of Hobart will take place on June 14th at Mundell Field beginning at 6pm. For more information on how you can get involved or about the kickoff event, contact Wendy Mang at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-241-2348.