American Cancer Society Hosts Relay For Life

by | Aug 28, 2021 | Community

All year long, the American Cancer Society (ACS) encourages us to raise awareness and raise funds to end cancer. But this October, the Santa Clarita chapter of the American Cancer Society will host its leading fundraiser of the year—Relay For Life. The event will take place on October 2 at the Westfield Town Center Mall located at 24201 West Valencia Blvd. and will be held at the top of the Macy’s parking lot from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, games, raffle drawings, and food trucks. Entertainment will include the bands Acoustic Vinyl, Future X Husbands, and Doc Rogers. Other performers include Innovation Show Choir, the Saugus Show Choir, and the dance performance group SCV Hula.
This year’s Relay theme is No Space For Cancer. Imagine the creative, out of this world fundraising ideas. Teams are invited to blast off and explore an intergalactic, cancer-ending space adventure.
The day’s agenda includes the Survivor Lap honoring cancer survivors and caretakers. It also features the Luminaria Ceremony in which participants walk a lap, illuminated by luminaria bags purchased for a $10 donation, to remember those who lost their battle to cancer and honor those continuing the fight. To purchase luminaria bags or to personally decorate one, contact Luminaria@SCVRelay.org. 
This year’s Presenting Sponsor, UCLA Health Jonson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is joined by Gold Sponsor Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. ACS hopes to raise $225,000. Over the last 23 years, Santa Clarita has raised nearly $8 million to support cancer research and services for patients and their families.
Sign up ahead of time to create or join a team at SCVRelay.org. For a calendar of upcoming events and fundraisers leading up to Relay visit www.Facebook.com/SCVRelay or www.SCVRelay.org.
Community members are welcome to participate even if they have not joined a team. There is no charge to attend, but guests are asked to register online at SCVRelay.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345 prior to arriving at the event. When you devote your time and energy to lead the fight against cancer, you become the voice of the American Cancer Society in our community.

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