HILLSBOROUGH, FLORIDA – “Rally Your Troops to Fight Cancer” – a theme for the event rally of Sun City Center Mini-Relay for Life will be conducted on March 22 at the Golf View Terrace Circle at Freedom Plaza.
This battle for cancer walk or festivity which will be hosted by the Retired Officers Corporation at Freedom Plaza and the Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce will start from 10AM to 1PM. However, you do not have to walk to participate.
One way of participating in this event is through donation via online or at the event itself. You can also donate to an existing team or just have fun and join the activities at the mini-relay. This is all for a good cause and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society to help fund their ongoing research for the cure of cancer.
The program for this rally or mini-relay will include the following:
- Opening ceremony
- Survivors lap and tent
- American heroes lap
- Luminaria ceremony
- Entertainment by the locals & cancer survivor Thor Stevens, and
- Themed golf cart decorating contest and parade,
Those participating individuals will have the chance to win three prizes for the best decorated cart. As mentioned, Club Car of Sun City is one of the sponsors for this event but additional sponsors include:
- Watson Clinic
- DaVita Medical Group
- Oldies But Goodies dance club
- Sun City Center Plumbing Services
- Freedom Plaza, and
- Aston Gardens
Cancer has been a life-threatening disease and almost impossible to cure that’s why people are called to unite with this event to celebrate cancer survivors and honor those who lost their battles.
In an interview with Connie Lesko, event organizer and an employee of the Retired Officers Corporation, she said “Plans are underway, some great people are involved, and it will be so much fun. The relay is an opportunity to honor those who’ve lost their battle with cancer and celebrate survivors, all while raising money for research. So wear your red, white and blue and come join the fun.”
Lesko has been reported to have a nephew suffering from colon cancer so together with Lesko and her nephew’s friends they created a team named #Hawkinsstrong to participate in the event.
Current existing teams for the said event are as follows: Aston Gardens Walkamolies, Chamber Champions, Sun City Center Emergency Squad, Team Thor and Greg Green for County Judge, Group 2.
A community development manager for the society’s southeast Hillsborough County region, Samantha Schneider, said “We also provide free programs and services to cancer patients and their families, including transportation to and from treatment and lodging during treatment.”
For more information you can visit www.relayforlife.org/suncitycenterfl or contact:
- Lynne Conlan at 813-634-5111
- Lesko at 813-927-1147
- Schneider at 941-720-1115