3rd Annual Relay for Life at UW-P is Huge Success
For the past two years Relay for Life of Kenosha has been the #1 relay fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in the Midwest, and this past weekend marks the third annual Relay for Life event that UW-Parkside has hosted. Hoping for a "three-peat", this year's event raised more than $306, 102 from 100 teams and over 1,000 participants, narrowing the margin to the $315,000 goal.
As far as reaching this year's goal of raising $315,000, event co-chair Rael Szulc told participants at the conclusion of the event Saturday morning, "I think we can get there, now's not the time to rest. We're determined to make this cancer's last century." The end of August marks the deadline for donations and this year's quest for a "three-peat;" the third year in a row as the #1 Relay for Life event in the Midwest.
In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation's biggest health concern ? cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay for Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer.
For more information about the event or to make a donation visit the Relay for Life of Kenosha webpage.