AllofE and Relay for Life

6-16-2008

ALLOFE PARTICIPATES IN DOUGLAS COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE®

What better way to spend Friday the 13th than walking outside during the dark hours of the night? That’s exactly what nine employees of AllofE Solutions did this past weekend. But they weren’t looking for a good scare, they were walking for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life® of Douglas County. The AllofE volunteers joined 64 other teams and walked laps around the Lawrence Free State High School track from 7p.m. to 7a.m. The volunteers walked to raise money for the American Cancer Society and to bring awareness to the fight against cancer. The nine AllofE participants and other volunteers wanted to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and remember those who had been lost to the disease. AllofE, along with 495 community members, helped raise approximately $33,928 for the American Cancer Society.

About Relay for Life®

Relay for Life® originated in Tacoma, Washington during the mid-1980s. Dr. Gordy Klatt founded the event and was the first and only participant during initial relay. Since then, Relay for Life® has grown to include nearly 3.5 million people and has helped create a greater sense of community nationwide. Participants take turns walking at local fairgrounds, schools and parks to raise money and awareness and come together to reflect on the lives of those touched by cancer. The event is held during the night to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps. During the 24 hour relay, volunteers take part in the Ceremony of Hope, a luminaria event. Each luminaria represents a person who has been profoundly affected by cancer. Relay for Life® continues to achieve cancer awareness and raise money for cancer treatment research and development. --Information courtesy of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life® Douglas County, KS