Paso Robles & Atascadero Event Happens May 5, 6
The American Cancer Society relies on individual citizens to help the global Relay for Life effort to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for cancer. The Paso Robles Relay for Life has evolved over the last 20 years. To gain strength in numbers with their neighboring community, Paso Robles teams will join the Atascadero event for a united North County Relay on May 5 and 6 at the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero.
Teams set up themed campsites, prepare for the long weekend, filled with ceremonies, fellowship, food, games and activities. Opening ceremonies set the pace for the 24-hour event with a member of every team on the track, symbolizing that cancer never sleeps. The Survivor Lap brings cheers and tears from the crowd and survivors proudly walk the first lap of the event. The Caregiver Lap recognizes those who have given support to their loved ones. Dusk symbolizes the emotion as someone endures cancer yet illuminated with hope from the Luminaria glow. Walk to remember those we have lost, honor our survivors, and show all of us who are touched by cancer…none suffer alone.
The American Cancer Society offers great incentives for fundraising all year long. Host a Relay for Life for your company or organization. Coordinate a neighborhood yard sale, a Relay Field Day or Relay Recess at a local school. Honor our military personnel with an event. Celebrate the unconditional love of our canine caregivers by creating a Bark for Life fundraiser! Register online and receive access to your own webpage.
Download the app to fundraise anywhere, anytime by accepting donations remotely and send text messages to ask for donations. Support for cancer patients, caregivers and families is available at 800-ACS-2345. To join your hometown Relay for Life, visit relayforlife.org/northcounty.