Relay For Life of Palm Harbor Celebrates Cancer Survivors
Cancer survivors and caregivers are given special honor at this Palm Harbor event and all members of the community are invited to come join us to celebrate life and fight back against this horrible disease.
The Relay For Life of Palm Harbor event to benefit the American Cancer Society begins April 12, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Palm Harbor University High School track. Event coordinators are looking for cancer survivors and caregivers to sign-up to be celebrated and honored at this event.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, the Relay For Life event is an 18 hour journey providing the light of day and dark of night to parallel the physical effects, emotions and mental state of a cancer patient while undergoing treatment.
“If you are a cancer survivor or know someone who is, please sign-up to join us, said
Elise Fournier, Survivor Chair for the Relay For Life of Palm Harbor. “Survivors and caregivers join us for free and have the opportunity to meet fellow survivors and share their story.” she said.
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Cancer survivors are celebrated at Relay events nationwide, and this is especially true for the Palm Harbor Relay. A cancer survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words "you have cancer." All cancer survivors are guests of honor at our community Relay For Life event.
Cancer survivors are living proof that cancer can be defeated. Survivors will be offered special T-shirts or sashes and a special reception will be held for survivors and caregivers. The relay event will also open with a Survivors Lap, where survivors lead the way around the track while being honored and applauded by all participants. Being a part of the Survivors Lap allows survivors to celebrate what they've overcome, while at the same time inspiring and motivating their community to fight.
A Relay For Life event is also a great way for people to meet other cancer survivors in their own community. In many communities, survivors form their own teams or join the Relay committee. They also frequently volunteer for the American Cancer Society in other ways.
Cancer patient caregivers are also a major part of Relay For Life events. If someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you may find yourself taking on new, unfamiliar responsibilities as you help them through treatment and recovery. Taking care of a person with cancer is an important, and often difficult job. Getting involved in your local Relay For Life event can introduce you to others who are facing the same challenges, providing opportunities for learning, sharing, and friendship. We welcome you to start or join a Relay team.