Help Us Raise Money and Awareness in the Fight Against Cancer – Omaha Relay for Life – Saturday, June 27th! Please Sign Up and be a part of our team at this year’s Omaha Relay for Life! As part of the Oncology Associates Caring Cabana Crew you’ll help support a great cause,celebrate life and mingle with friends and the OA staff. The Relay for Life is always a special night with lots of festivities and fun. And it’s also a great way to walk together as a team to support cancer awareness and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Even if you can’t make it to walk with us, you can still show your support by donating.
This year’s festivities kick off at 4 pm, Saturday June 27th at the Elkhorn South High School. If you’ve never participated in a Relay for Life, here’s how it works: Relay for Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track. Events are up to 24 hours long and members of each team take turns walkingaround the track. But because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. There’s plenty of food, games and activities to provide lots of entertainment for the entire family. And because it’s a team event, individual participants aren’t required to be there the entire time, but it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave. See the Photos from Last Year’s Event!
The Relay for life event celebrates cancer survivorship, as well as honors those who have battled cancer and caregivers. Events at the Relay for Life include an opening ceremony, as well as the Survivors Lap, where all cancer survivors take the first lap around the track. There is also a Caregivers Lap and the special Luminaria ceremony, which takes place after dark, when luminaria lining the track light up. This ceremony is dedicated to remembering those who have lost to cancer, honoring those who have fought cancer in the past as well as those who whose fight with cancer continues.
Home Cookin’ for a Great Cause! Can’t make it this year? Buy a copy of the 2015 Oncology Associates Cookbook – Details & Price Coming Soon! You’ll get some great home cookin’ recipes from the Oncology Associates patients, staff and physicians and help support the Relay for Life! All proceeds go towards this year’s Relay for Life. You can pick these cook books up at any of our clinics!
Every year the Relay for Life raises more than $400 million. The American Cancer Society puts these donations to work, investing in new research in every type of cancer and improves cancer awareness by providing free cancer information and services to patients, as well as to their caregivers. Don’t miss out on the fun this year. Register here to be an Oncology Associates team member at this year’s Omaha Relay for Life!