LIMA – On June 10, hundreds of Lima residents will join together at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lima to help save more lives from cancer. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Rhodes State College.
The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015. Last year, over 500 people participated in the Relay For Life of Lima and raised over $98,000.
Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and risk reduction efforts, and providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them. Allen County is home to many programs and services available for free for cancer patients, such as Road to Recovery and Look Good, Feel Better. Road to Recovery is a service offered to cancer patients who need a ride to and from their treatment. Look Good, Feel Better is a program for women who are experiencing the appearance-related side effects of treatment such as hair loss and skin changes. Women come together to learn how to manage these effects as well as meet other women experiencing cancer and walk away new friends and a new confidence.
In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Lima is also supported by many businesses and organizations. For the 4th year, the Relay For Life of Lima is presented by Lima Memorial Health System. Additional 2016 event sponsors include: Rhodes State College; UAW Local 1219/Ford Lima Engine Plant; St. Rita’s Health Partners; Charles River Laboratories; Lima Memorial Health System Medical Park – Dr.Nollah, Dr. Nivar, Dr. Vedula, & Dr. Weyer; Allan Nott Honda & Toyota Dealership; Meijer; P&G; Honda of America Manufacturing; Midwest Surgical Specialists – Dr. Baker, Dr. Heffner, Dr. Igboeli, Dr. Rosi, Dr. Wesley, Dr. Rigoni, & Dr. Alanzi; OB GYN Specialists of Lima; Oral Surgery Associates – Dr. Patrick Chaney; Ruler Food Stores; Superior Federal Credit Union; Webb Insurance Agency; West Central Ohio Podiatry; Dr. Aker’s Renaissance Reconstructive; Women of the Moose – Chapter 52; IBEW Local 32; Elida Machine & Tool; Chamberlin-Huckereide Funeral Home; and Metzger Financial Services. Thank you also to the event’s media sponsors: Childer’s Media Group; iHeartMedia; Lima News; The 419; and Your Hometown Lima Stations.
Take action this year and help make cancer a priority by participating or donating to the Relay For Life of Lima. Visit relayforlife.org or relayforlife.org/lima to learn more about the event, or contact Allison Boese at 888-227-6446 x.5216 or email@example.com.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.