Friday, April 23, 2021

Let’s Get Ready to Relay!



Lisa Honig

The American Cancer Society of Marco Island is excited to announce that Relay For Life of Marco Island is scheduled for April 12-13, 2014 at Mackle Park. Relay for Life is the single largest fundraising event in the world and we are so proud to be a top ten event in the State of Florida! You may be thinking this is next year so why are you telling me about this now? Well, an event the size and scope of Relay For Life takes months to plan to make it successful, and we need your help!

We have a very strong committee of local citizens and community leaders who have already volunteered their time to plan this event. Raul Medina, chair, and Joe LaBar, co-chair, are excited about 2014 and have plans to make it even bigger and better than last year. But they will only achieve their goals if we have more individuals to assist with the planning of the event. To do that, we are holding a Committee Rally on September 10, 2013 at the SunTrust Building from 5:30 to 7 PM. All of our committee chairs will be on hand to answer your questions about Relay For Life and what opportunities there are for you to join us.

We need people with a variety of backgrounds, interests and skills that can do such things as news stories and PR, coordinate activities, recruit entertainment, help recruit teams, work with youth, help with fundraising and sponsorship and much, much more. As with any event, some roles take more time than others but believe me we will welcome anyone that wants to help for whatever amount of time you can give! The first step to finding out is by coming to our Committee Rally! There is no obligation to join but we hope that you will give us a chance.

Relay For Life has three main objectives: Celebrate (our survivors), Remember (those we have tragically lost) and Fight Back (support the mission by getting the word out and fundraising for research and services). Relay For Life is not a walk or a run but a movement where teams of individuals, businesses and others work together to raise awareness by holding an event that everyone in the community can participate in, attend and enjoy. Yes, we walk the track but in a team format taking turns throughout the event so no one has to walk the entire time (although some do!). People of all ages can participate in Relay – it is a true family affair and a labor of love.

I hope that by reading this you are curious to learn more and will take a few minutes out of your day to visit with us on September 10. We can’t wait to meet you and share our passion for Relay For Life with you. I’ll see you there!


If you would like to find out more about The American Cancer Society or would like to volunteer to serve on a committee or as a board member, please contact Lisa Honig at 239-642-8800 ext. 3891

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