The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tarrant
County will host a FREE chili dinner at the annual Kick Off event held on Thursday, January
at 7:00PM at Benbrook
Middle High School cafeteria, 201 Overcrest Drive in Benbrook.
The public is invited to enjoy dinner and learn about how the American
Cancer Society saves lives from cancer. Wear purple and join us!
program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised, and
will honor cancer survivors and caregivers. Guests will have the opportunity to
register a team for the annual Relay For Life event, which will be held on Friday April 20,
2018 at Benbrook Middle High School, 201 Overcrest Drive in Benbrook, beginning at 6:00p.m.
Relay For Life is the world’s largest
fundraising event to fight every type of cancer in every community, with four million
participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.
The Relay For Life movement unites communities across
the globe to celebrate people who have survived cancer, remember loved ones lost,
and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are
community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or
fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams
participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
“This is our community’s
opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people
and by raising more dollars to fund the fight,” said Tammi Cauthen, event chair. “Together, our efforts can
make a big difference.”
Visit relayforlife.org or relayforlife.org/benbrooktx to learn more
about the event, or contact Tammi Cauthen at
Virenkumar Patel at 682-365-9862.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million
volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every
cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the
Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death
rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in
part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless
more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're
determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the
nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research,
ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight
for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more.
For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day
or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.