The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History
Relay For Life
The American Cancer Society
Help Team Raptor rip into cancer by reaching our goal of $300 by April 16th
and join us for the
Relay For Life Boca Raton Combine Team Event
Saturday, 5 to 11 PM. April 16th, 2016
Omni Middle school, 5775 Jog Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33496
Why we do it
Few things are as dealing with cancer. The courage, dignity and spirit of those fighting the disease is both inspirational and humbling.
YOU can make a difference in the fight against cancer!
What is Relay?
The twenty two Boca area teams will be coming together and members
of each team will take turns continuously walking around the school track -
Because cancer never sleeps!
Food, games, and activities in a family-friendly environment provide entertainment
in addition to special events honoring cancer survivors and to remember loved ones.
Relay starts with a survivor's lap - an inspirational time when survivor's are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we've achieved over cancer. We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at a Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.
After dark, we honor peple who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.
Fight Back Ceremony
Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.