The kickoff for this year’s Relay for Life of Oak Ridge is scheduled for Thursday evening, January 29.
During the kickoff, volunteers and participants will launch fundraising efforts for 2015. The kickoff will be at theÂ Holiday Inn Express at 114 Tulsa Road from 5:30-7 p.m. January 29.
Anyone interested in learning more about this event and current team captains/members is invited to attend, a press release said.
“The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life,” the release said.
Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the event to be held on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. at Oak Ridge High School.
This is the 30th anniversary year for the Relay for Life, so the Oak Ridge relay theme will be â€œThrowback for a Cure!” the release said.
“To Celebrate 30 years strong, weâ€™re taking it back, and we encourage attendees/teams to come to the kickoff dressed in your favorite era attire,” the release said. “We want to kick off the 2015 Oak Ridge Relay for Life fundraising efforts and make this the best year yet.”
Relay For Life is the worldâ€™s largest grassroots fundraising movement, and it 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 cancer.
This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 6,000 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will 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 fighting back.
For more information about the upcoming kickoff, contact Kim Monroe at (865) 438-5334 or Margo Davis at (865) 803-8662 or visit www.RelayForLife.org/OakRidgeTN.
“Sign up for Relay For Life of Oak Ridge today and help our community finish the fight against cancer,” the release said.