Relay For Life of McKinney is seeking sponsors for
the American Cancer Society April fundraiser
Purchase a Luminaria to honor a cancer survivor for community-wide Light Up The Night event
Additional sponsors are being sought after for the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of McKinney annual, overnight fund-raising event that will be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, April 26 in McKinney.
The 2013 Relay For Life of McKinney, presented by Darling Homes, is an overnight, family friendly fund-raising event where people walk throughout the night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Relay For Life events are the society’s largest fundraisers and shine the light on cancer survivors and their care takers, and help educate the public on all types of cancers and cancer prevention. Each Relay event has a fund-raising goal, and the McKinney Relay fund-raising goal is $513,000 this year.
Each RFL event features the Luminaria program where bags that feature the names of loved ones who have either lost their battle with cancer or who are cancer survivors are lit and placed along the track during Relay at The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, 6151 Alma Road. In addition, Relay has added Light Up The Night. This portion of the Luminaria event will be featured in a more personal setting this year - in peoples’ neighborhoods. Purchased Luminaria bags will be placed on the curbside of each person’s home on April 26, the night of the Relay For Life of McKinney, to help light the way for people to Relay.
This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight. Luminarias for Light Up The Night may be ordered now through April 1 and they cost $10 for a white bag; $25 for a red bag; $50 for a blue bag; and $100 for a purple bag. For more information about Light Up The Night contact RFL of McKinney Committee member Beth Darling at BethDarling123@gmail.com.
In case of eminent weather, Relay For Life of McKinney will be moved indoors to McKinney Boyd High School.