The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is the largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer and this year's Relay for Life of North Myrtle Beach and Little River will be held at Barefoot Landing on Saturday, August 30th, 10am to 10pm.
So what exactly is Relay for Life? Relay for Life is a family friendly, organized community fundraising walk with teams of people taking turns walking continuously throughout the event. Relay celebrates the people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost and takes action to finish the fight once and for all!
In 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society in their fight against cancer. One year later 340 supporters joined Dr. Klatt and since that time Relay for Life has grown worldwide raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.
There are many moments that make Relay for Life so special including the Survivors Lap, during this lap cancer survivors take the first lap around celebrating their victory over cancer. The Luminaria Ceremony takes place after dark and remembers those loved ones lost to cancer, honors those who have fought cancer in the past and supports those whose fight continues.
The event is open to the public and will feature several Relay for Life teams selling raffle tickets and homemade goodies all in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. There will also be entertainment throughout the day and several fun activities for the kids to enjoy.
So we hope you can join us for this year's North Myrtle Beach Little River Relay for Life at Barefoot Landing on Saturday, April 30th beginning at 10am. Help us in the fight to end Cancer!