The American Cancer Society is looking for teams to take an active role in the Relay For Life of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood. For the fifth year, the event will be June 13-14 at the Hanover Township campus, 250 S. Route 59, in Bartlett.
"Relay For Life brings the progress against cancer to the forefront," said Cathy Tampir, Team Development chairman. "Many participants are our family, friends and neighbors who have dealt with cancer themselves. The funds raised enable us to continue our investment in the fight against cancer through research, education, advocacy and patient services."
Relay is a family-oriented event where participants enjoy the camaraderie of a team and also raise funds to help eliminate cancer. Participants camp out at the township, and when they are not taking their turn walking, they take part in activities and enjoy local entertainment.
The event helps communities celebrate those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Teams from companies, churches, organizations, hospitals, and schools collect donations and can win individual and team prizes for their efforts.
"This is always a great event that the township is proud to host," said Brian P. McGuire, Hanover Township supervisor. "It really is amazing to see the communities all come together and support each other for a great cause."
To form a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/bartlettil or contact Marlie at the American Cancer Society at (847) 368-1172. Residents can also learn more about the event by attending the first team captain meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer, and countless more who have avoided it, will be celebrating birthdays this year.
To learn more or get help, call anytime at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.