Relay for Life kickoff planned
By Melody Vallieu
MIAMI COUNTY — The 2014 Miami County Relay for Life is just around the corner. It is never too late to join the effort to strike out cancer in our community. The 2014 Relay for Life of Miami County is hosting a nine pin, no tap, Dutch Double bowling tournament to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer in the community.
The event will be from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 18 at Brel-Aire Bowling Lanes in Piqua.
“We really want to unify the community when it comes to knowledge and action regarding cancer research,” said Kevin Schmitz, 2014 Relay for Life of Miami County Fundraising Chair. “Times are changing and cancer is attacking all different types of people from young to elder, male to female. We really want to unify all age groups and expand on our base group of people that are involved with cancer fundraising and research.”
In addition to the bowling tournament, Miami County Relay for Life committee members will have informational areas set up to educate the community on different ways to get involved in the 2014 Relay for Life of Miami County. Relay teams also will be selling various items to contribute to individual team fundraising goals.
To participate in the tournament register you and a partner, give a $25 team donation and come up with a team name. Look for the registration forms under the fundraising and activities section in the event information at Relayforlife.org/MiamiCounty.
Those interested can fill out the registration forms and turn them in to Kevin Schmitz by Jan. 10. A trophy and cash prize will be awarded to the first and second place teams.
The 2014 Relay for Life kickoff is not just for those participating in the bowling tournament.
“We will be having a silent auction and raffle with all different kinds of prizes ranging from gift certificates at local eateries to baskets and collectibles,” Schmitz said.
Proceeds from the Strike Out Cancer Community Kickoff will benefit the American Cancer Society’s efforts to help people get well, find a cure, help people stay well and fight back against cancer.
For more information, to join the 2014 Relay for Life of Miami County or to make a donation, visit Relayforlife.org/MiamiCounty.
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