Relay for Life held by the American Cancer Society will be October 1, 2011 at Granite Hills High School in Porterville this year.

I’ve started a team for Gay Porterville and it will be the only gay team out there. I think this will be a great opportunity for us to get out and create a positive image for us in the community. I need a minimum of 10 team members. Each team member is responsible for raising $100.

If you aren’t comfortable with fundraising we could still use you as a volunteer or keep us company as we walk the track of Jacob Rankin Stadium for a full 24 hours.

Here are a few goals of the American Cancer Society:

  • Helping people stay well by educating them on how to take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable
  • Helping people get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience
  • Finding cures by funding groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it and discover new ways to cure it
  • Fighting back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rallying communities worldwide to join the fight

To join the Gay Porterville team or make a donation toward the team goal click on the following link: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11National?px=22191363&pg=personal&fr_id=31874