Relay for life raises more than $100,000
August 15, 2013
DuBOIS – The DuBois Area Relay For Life teams have raised $100,761.75 for 2013, according to Eva McKee, chairwoman of the event. Thirty-six teams with 517 member participated in the annual fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society.
As the world’s largest grassroots fundraising program, the Relay For Life movement mobilizes friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, service organizations and faith-based groups in communities throughout the country, to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and provide everyone an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
Throughout the year, teams do individual fundraisers to bring their donations to the pinnacle event - Relay For Life - held in the DuBois City Memorial Park. This year, the event was held July 13-14.
“We are thankful for everyone’s efforts,” McKee said. “The community involvement was great this year - from all the committee members, to the teams, to all the donations that where made, to all those who took part in "Paint the Town Purple". A lot of hard work goes into planning this event and it was a great success this year. I am looking forward to working with everyone for the 2014 Relay for Life of DuBois. My dream as Relay chair is to see the park full of teams.”
Looking forward to 2014’s Relay For Life, the first meeting to organize it will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, in McGivney Hall, below St. Catherine Church, 116 S. State St., DuBois.
“Now is a great time to start a team,” McKee said. “It gives the group a lot of time to plan.” If someone does not want to attend an entire meeting but would like the pick up information, just stop in between 6-7 p.m., McKee said. If interested and unable to attend, please call the American Cancer Society office in Clearfield at 1-800-458-3856.