Last year’s South Davis Relay for Life raised approximately $27,000, which helped to set this year’s goal at $35,000. The Relay would also like to see at least 25 teams prepared to walk the track, a symbol that cancer never sleeps. The Relay will take place June 26-27 with games, a survivors’ dinner, music and motivational speakers to keep teams going through the night.
“The more money we raise, the more help we can give people,” said community relationship manager for the American Cancer Society Lindsey Rees.
Relay’s goal is to have at least 30 teams. “Most fund-raisers are really hurting in this economy,” said Rees.
This year’s Relay will have many of the same activities including music, food and activities for kids. For the past seven years, South Davis Relay for Life has had the involvement of local businesses, youth councils and police and fire departments. This year has added Coldwell Banker as a main sponsor for the event.
“We are trying to appeal to other businesses. Our main supporters have been bankers and realtors,” said Rees. The Relay volunteers are now trying to appeal to restaurants, retailers and grocery stores.
“We lost a lot of teams from people being laid off or moving in the real estate business.” Relay is trying to make up for the loss of those teams.
Bountiful and North Salt Lake City youth councils have committed to helping with children’s and other activities during the Relay. “They’ve always been a great support,” said Rees.
“Right now, we’re just trying to let people know about Relay and get more teams involved.”
For more information or to form a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/bountifulut.