The event will feature games, good food and great local entertainment by the Heaven Seekers from Piedmont and other local talent. There will be fun for all ages!
One person can make a difference. In May 1985, according to Relay historical information, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society with the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.
Gordy spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound. Friends, family,
Local cancer survivors begin the opening lap in the 2016 Cherokee County Relay for Life. The 2017 event is set for this Saturday, June 17, beginning at 4 p.m. on the Cherokee County High School football field.
and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour fundraising event. The next year, 19 teams were part of the first Relay at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.
Relay For Life encourages everyone to come out and fellowship with friends and help cancer patients everywhere!
For more information contact Charlotte Grimes at 256-927-3959.