Relay for Life April 25-26

Menlo College is hosting Relay for Life of Menlo Park for 24 hours starting April 25 at 10am on Cartan Field at Menlo College.

Relay for Life is a 24-hour team event that is intended to celebrate cancer survivors; raise money for the American Cancer Society; and remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. The American Cancer Society plans to hold one of these events in every community nationwide on an annual basis.

The event kicks off with a celebration of cancer survivors where everyone is invited to walk the opening lap of the ceremony on the track of Menlo College's football field, Cartan Field. Any cancer survivor or their caretaker is welcomed to walk the first lap to inspire the rest of us to begin our walk towards a cure. This walk is open to the public as well.

After the tribute, a 24-hour walk begins with registered relay teams comprised of Menlo College students and participating teams from several local organizations from Menlo Park and Atherton. 24 teams will walk including 10 Menlo College teams.

Each team is raising pledge money. Silent auctions will be held throughout the day. Entertainment by local musicians and dancers is scheduled throughout the day.

As dusk approaches, the Relay will remember all those who have fought their battle with cancer in a luminaria ceremony. Guests can make a contribution towards one of the hundreds of candlelit lumniaria bags which will line the track, lighting the path for the walkers as they continue their relay.

By symbolically walking, participants show solidarity with all cancer patients who live with the disease 24 hours a day. Aside from walking in the opening lap; watching the relay, and contributing to the teams, guests may bid on items in the silent auction and they may contribute to the luminaria ceremony.

For more information contact Tyler Silva, 650-722-8298 tyler.silva@cancer.org.