Office of the County Commission
Relay for Life Week 2013
For Douglas County, Kansas
WHEREAS, The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in more than 5,000 communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight against the disease; and
WHEREAS, money raised during the Relay For Life of Douglas County, Kansas helps support research, education, advocacy, and patient services; and
WHEREAS, Relay For Life helps fund more than $100 million in cancer research each year; and
WHEREAS, cancer survivors are honored with a victory lap as they lead the way around the track, followed by teams who keep a representative walking on the track from 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. because cancer never sleeps; and
WHEREAS, in 2012, Relay For Life of Douglas County welcomed 681 participants from 74 fundraising teams; 307 cancer survivors were honored; 3,434 luminaria lined the track with the hopeful glow to find a cure; $182,000 was earned after expenses which all add up to our local event ranking the largest Relay For Life in the state of Kansas; and
WHEREAS, an additional community project was served by the contribution of 3,812 pounds of canned food which replaced sand to give weight to the candle-lit luminaria, which was later donated to Just For Food.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS, do hereby proclaim June 2nd through June 8th, 2013 as,
"RELAY FOR LIFE WEEK"
in Douglas County and encourage citizens to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Douglas County to be held at Free State High School Track, 4800 Overland Drive in Lawrence beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7th and ending at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th.
ADOPTED this 29th day of May, 2019.