Relay for Life of the Triad – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – is moving to a new location this year and the event is expected to be bigger and better than ever.
This time around, Relay for Life of Guilford County has worked with its sister organizations in Randolph, Davidson and Forsyth counties to hold a larger regional event instead of a county-specific one.
This year, the Relay will be held at Creekside Park in Archdale. According to event organizers, that new venue was chosen due to its central location for the various participants.
The money raised will be used for the American Cancer Society’s research into a cure for cancer, and also to provide support services for people affected by the disease. The money will also be used to educate the public on prevention as well as to increase cancer awareness.
Area residents are being encouraged to create Relay teams with their family members and friends.
This year’s Relay will be held on Friday, May 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.
On the day of the relay, every team will host a campsite where they can raise money by doing anything from selling meals to hosting games.
Registration is free and entry forms can be completed any time at relayforlife.org/triadnc.
Kayla Collins, Relay’s senior development manager for the Triad region, said organizers are very excited about the new format.
“By partnering with our neighboring communities, we’re creating a bigger and better Relay for Life experience,” Collins stated in a press release. “Together, we’re committed to celebrating and remembering those who have been affected by cancer and fighting for a brighter future.”
Relay for Life is working with the Archdale Parks and Recreation Department to make sure the first event in the new venue is a successful one.
Jocelyn Moon, marketing and event coordinator for Archdale Parks and Recreation, stated in the press release that, given the good cause, staff there is thrilled to be part
“Everyone at Archdale Parks and Recreation has been affected by cancer in one way or another. We have seen the trauma and the recovery that can be experienced by those with cancer. For this reason, we are advocates of the American Cancer Society and their mission to find a cure. We are so happy to partner with the ACS and become the new host site for Relay for Life. It is our hope that through this fundraising event we can help the ACS with their mission.”