Letter To The Editor

Can you imagine a world with more birthdays? A world where cancer is scarce? The American Cancer Society does and as the chair of this year’s Relay For Life of Kentucky, so do I.

For nearly a century, the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community … and we couldn’t do it without you.

For those who participate in Relay For Life, spending a night walking around a track is a unique avenue to raise awareness about cancer.

The purpose of the event is to represent that cancer doesn’t sleep. It also represents the conscious effort — day or night — that family and friends are right alongside them, every step of the way through their personal journey facing cancer.

Relay For Life is the largest fundraiser worldwide and is a huge part of what makes the American Cancer Society successful. It is made up of teams from student organizations, Greeks, residence halls, etc. that raise money through efforts such as car washes, bake sales, fish-frys, etc. All of this money that is raised goes towards the Society’s mission … saving lives.

There are many people who we’d like to thank for their support and extreme hard work. Thank you first and foremost to all of our cancer survivors and their caregivers. You make us very proud! Thank you to our sponsors, our teams, the University of Kentucky, and any others that are a part of Relay For Life that we didn’t mention. And lastly, thank you to our Relay For Life Committee for your tireless devotion!

If you’ve never been to Relay For Life, it may change you forever. The theme of our Relay For Life this year is Superheroes.

We ask that each team decorate their campsite in accordance with the theme. We will have plenty of entertainment, games, food and many, many more things to enjoy. So come help us save lives and create more birthdays!

We urge you to come join us on April 16 starting at 7 p.m. at Pieratt Field. Let’s Relay!

J.C. Bicek, Event Chair

Event Chair, Relay For Life