American Cancer Society "Relay For Life" events celebrate survivorship and the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Teams camp out at a local college, high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, these Relay For Life events are overnight events which run 24 hours in length. See more:
Survivors Lap opening an American Cancer Society "Relay For Life" event
Relay For Life events begin with a Survivors Lap. Survivors are invited to circle the track together, helping to celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. During this time, caregivers are also celebrated for giving their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who face battles with cancer.
After dark, the Luminaria Ceremony honors people who have been touched by cancer and remembers loved ones lost to the disease. All lights are turned off and candles are lit inside bags filled with sand which encircle the track. Each luminaria bears the name of a person touched by cancer and participants often walk a lap in silence.
The final ceremony is the Fight Back Ceremony. During this time, participants make personal commitments to taking up the fight against cancer. By taking action with something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking or talking to elected officials about cancer, steps are taken to fight back against this terrible disease.
The RE/MAX Tent can be a great feature at American Cancer Society Relay For Life events. The RE/MAX Tent can remain inflated for the entire 24 hours in the heart of the event area making it a focal point of the event. At night, the RE/MAX Tent can be illuminated with our 1000 watt light system, which effectively turns it into a 35 ft wide luminary, remaining lighted and utilized throughout the night except when its lights are turned off during the Luminaria ceremony.
Uses at Relay For Life events include: Survivor Tent, On Site Donation Center, Kids Camp, Security Headquarters, Refreshment Center, Media Center, you name it.
* The RE/MAX tent is donated for use at these American Cancer Society Relay For Life events. We will bring it to the site, install it and maintain it throughout the full 24 hour event. Power not available? No problem, we can even provide that where necessary. See contact info below:
RE/MAX Offices can participate by forming a team, registering and gathering donations for the event, then by joining in the walk. We are all touched by cancer at some point in our lives and this is a great way to join the fight for a cure.
The pictures below show the RE/MAX Tent at a Relay For Life event.
RE/MAX Tent being utilized as the Survivors Tent at Relay For Life
RE/MAX Tent / Survivors Tent at Relay For Life - Night illumination with luminarias lining the event track
For more information and scheduling, please contact the Northern California RE/MAX Balloon Team at: