Claremore Daily Progress

April 6, 2013

Relay for Life gears up for event

Salesha Wilken
Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — Rogers County Relay for Life is gearing up and making a final push for this year’s event at 6 p.m. April 12 at Rogers State University.

The community fundraising effort directly benefits cancer research programs and so far the 29 teams and 228 participants have raised $13,595.
“The goal is to make this an event that will raise more than $100,000,” said co-chairman Roger Evans.
The public is invited to come and experience the event and make a difference in the fight against cancer.
 Last year, the event raised $63,000 with multiple teams participating. 
“Most people know someone from their family, a friend or coworker that is fighting cancer, survived or was lost to this disease,” Evans said.
The American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life and events held across the country in the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors, caregivers and their families honor those that have fought cancer and celebrate the victories against the disease.
Event organizers are looking to get the entire community involved as cancer continues to touch the lives of many of our friends and neighbors, Evans added.
Relay For Life not only offers support to cancer survivors and caregivers, it helps provide other opportunities for individuals impacted by cancer.
Relay For Life helps to fund programs that assist cancer patients with lodging during treatments, transportation to doctor’s visits and scholarship opportunities for young cancer patients.
Additionally, fundraising funds programs that help patients deal with the emotional impact of treatment.
By joining Relay For Life Rogers County each member of the community has the opportunity to make a direct impact of the lives of our friends and neighbors.  For more information, about the campaign, contact Evans at (918) 693-1321.