2013 Relay For Life in Hernando County, FL

relay for life spring hill flIt’s time for this year’s Relay For Life, where walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer! Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at the track, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. They are meant to celebrate the survivors of cancer, recognize their caregivers, bring awareness to the community, and of course raise money for cancer research and treatment for patients. Accoring to Maureen Wickert, Relay For Life of Spring Hill event chair, “Relay for Life is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease. Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that the Spring Hill community is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

  • Relay For Life of Weeki Wachee is being held April 12th starting at 6:00 p.m. at Weeki Wachee High School (12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34613)- Contact Jean Harberts at jean.harberts@cancer.org or (813) 949-0291 for additional information. There are currently 22 teams and 251 participants for this relay who have raised $16,655 to fight cancer! Click here to sign up now.
  • Relay For Life of Spring Hill is being held April 19th starting at 6:00 p.m. at Nature Coast Technical High School (4057 California St, Brooksville, FL)- Contact Maureen Wickert at (352) 585-7406 for additional information. There are currently 65 teams and 563 participants for this relay who have raised $58,891 to fight cancer! Click here to sign up now.
  • Relay For Life of Brooksville is being held April 26th starting at 6:00 p.m. at Hernando High School (700 Bell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601)- Contact Lisa Stoessel at Lisa.Stoessel@cancer.org or (813) 949-0291 for additional information. There are currently 39 teams and 240 participants for this relay who have raised $20,841 to fight cancer! Click here to sign up now.

Funds raised at Relay For Life of Spring Hill help the American Cancer Society to impact the lives of those touched by cancer. In 2012, Relay for Life events across great state of Florida raised over $20 million to help cancer patients and their families in local communities and to fund lifesaving cancer research. The Relay for Life of Spring Hill raised an astounding $152,900 at the 2012 Relay to help the American Cancer Society save more lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. You can show your support by attending one of the upcoming Relay For Life events, sponsoring a team, or donating online at www.relayforlife.org. Please call Maureen Wickert for additional information at (352) 585-7406.

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