The first annual Relay Rally brings together 24 Relay for Life teams for one common goal: beating cancer.
Relay teams from each city in Broward will meet at Blue Martini at the Galleria Mall to raise some last-minute money for the American Cancer Society.
“We’ve been so focus-driven on money and numbers that only positive things can come out of this,” says Lindsay Mapica, Weston Rally’s fundraising chair and Relay Rally’s organizer. Weston Rally raised $238,695.58 last year, the most in its history.
Relay for Life’s fundraising year ends the day after this event, and ticket sales will boost each city’s annual donation before the total count. Guests can choose which city to donate their ticket proceeds to, and they enjoy a drink ticket along with some light hors d’oeuvres inside.
“It does get competitive,” Mapica says. “But imagine what all cities in Broward can do together.”
Mapica is expecting around 150 people for a night filled with silent auctions, raffles, and various prizes to support those battling cancer across the world.
More than a million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. The American Cancer Society is the premier national nonprofit organization funding research towards finding a cure as well as patient facilities and support programs.
Through events like Relay for Life, the Society has helped almost 14 million cancer survivors celebrate more birthdays. Every year, Relay for Life events held at local schools feature a survivors lap, inspirational ceremonies, and a candle-lit walk honoring those who lost their lives to cancer. Each Relay team organizes its own fundraiser to support cancer awareness and research. More than 4 million people in more than 20 countries have annually raised more than $400 million through the Relay For Life movement.
Tickets for Relay Rally are available for $20 per person in cash at the door. For more information about the event or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, call Lindsay Malpica at 954-609-9344.
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