An event will be held Tuesday to kickoff 2017 for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sevier County.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sevier County will launch their 2017 fundraising efforts with an event at the Sevierville Civic Center, 200 Gary Wade Blvd. in Sevierville. The kickoff will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life and a family-style Potluck dinner. This also will be an opportunity to register a team and select a theme for the Relay for Life event to be held on June 2 from 4 p.m. until midnight at Patriot Park. Sign up today and help Relay For Life of Sevier County finish the fight against cancer!
The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups… people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the vision of the American Cancer Society to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Each year, Relay For Life takes place in 6,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries to raise funds to support the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.