The American Cancer Society has been an active force in Madera for many years, offering services and support to those battling cancer as well as providing lifesaving cancer information to the community. We continue our mission of eliminating cancer thanks to the help of generous volunteers and dedicated staff.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a community event in every sense of the word. It is a chance for our community to come together to celebrate those who have faced cancer, remember those lost, and empower everyone to fight back.
Being a part of Relay For Life means being a part of a national grassroots movement to end cancer. Being a Relay For Life volunteer means making life better for cancer survivors, patients, and their families.
But, we are faced with a critical shortage of volunteer leaders. With the challenges of our day-to-day demands, time has become a premium and many people are finding it more difficult to participate in community service. It is because of the volunteers who preceded us, however, that certain types of cancer are now highly treatable or even curable. With more help, we will continue to win this war.
The American Cancer Society needs your help now. Plans are underway for our annual local fundraiser, Relay For Life, to be held May 4-5 at Lions Town & Country Park to support cutting-edge cancer research, help provide free transportation to hospitals, help prevent youth smoking, publish lifesaving literature, and develop a new generation of weapons to fight cancer.
Now is the time for individuals, families, organizations, schools, religious groups, corporations, and small businesses to build a team and join our fight to reduce the burden of cancer across America. Relay For Life can be the site of a company picnic or a family gathering while supporting a great cause.
To register a team, join one, or register survivors please visit www.relayforlife.org/maderaca. There is a $10 participation fee, while survivors are free.
We also have a Facebook page: Relay For Life, Madera. Join us at our next planning meeting: Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., Social Services Building, 720 E., Yosemite Ave., or attend our kickoff event Jan. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Central Valley Community Bank on Howard Road.