Spring is in the air!
Many cancer support organizations are gearing up for warm weather events.
Consider participating, donating dollars or volunteering your time to support these activities.
Cancer events have many purposes including:
- fundraising for research
- awareness and information dissemination
- remembering those who have and are still fighting the battle
- an avenue for loved ones and caregivers to offer support
What’s Going On…
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back! The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is an initiative that involves over 3 million Americans in relay events where teams of people walk or run to support cancer. Relay for Life trains, supports, and gathers information for fund raising events all in one place. It offers a community and a connection. Based on the philosophy that one person can make a difference. This is the American Cancer Society’s “signature activity”. Log on to the Relay for Life site to find events in your area, or to volunteer.
It’s Daffodil Month at the Canadian Cancer Society. Daffodil Month is an “opportunity for those who have been touched by cancer to make their stories about cancer their reasons to give.”
Sending flowers this spring? Remember, Flowers for the Fight. Teleflora and the American Cancer Society have teamed up for this great fundraiser. When you buy flowers through www.flowersforthefight.com, 20% of your order will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation kicks off the Sandy Rollman 4th Annual Teal Ribbon 5K to Overcome Ovarian Cancer on April 26, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA.
Moores UCSD Cancer Center Spring Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon. The event is May 4, 2008 in San Diego.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation will hold the 4th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament, on Tuesday, May 6, in the East Hall of Washington’s historic Union Station.
Take me out to the ball game! The Toronto Blue Jays and Cops for Cancer. On May 6, 2008 the Toronto Blue Jays will welcome the top two Cops for Cancer fundraisers from Toronto’s Police Services to Rogers Centre for a ceremonial head shave by Toronto Blue Jays Players. Not a fundraising event but lots of fun and the celebration of a job well done.
Courageous Kids Day at California’s Great America theme park, is Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2008. “California’s Great America, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, hosts kids with cancer and their families for a fun day at the park. The 19th annual Courageous Kids Day provides children a “day off from cancer” to celebrate Mother’s Day. For more information or to apply for this private event, call 408-879-1032.”
What’s going on in your area? Share with us at Battling Cancer.