Story Sponsored By: American Cancer Society

 ACS Relay 2(Riverton, Wyo.) – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Riverton will host a kickoff event on Saturday, March 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.

The Relay will honor cancer survivors and feature live music and speakers from the community who have benefitted from the funds raised at Relay For Life. Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the overnight event to be held on June 21-22 at Riverton High School for a discounted registration fee.

Hampton Inn is located at 2500 North Federal Boulevard. For more information, or to sign up contact Shawnell Bizzell at 307.577.4892 or shawnell.bizzell@cancer.org.

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.

In addition, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lander will host a kickoff event on Saturday, March 23 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Pronghorn Lodge, Monarch Hall Conference Center. Pronghorn Lodge is located at 150 East Main Street.  Those interested in participating will be able to sign up for a discounted registration fee for the overnight event to be held on June 7-8 at Lander Valley High School.

This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping ACS Relaypeople stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, an estimated 13.7 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us, or to get help, call us anytime day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.