Culver’s annual Relay for Life Kickoff fundraiser for the American Cancer Society gets under way this evening at 7 p.m. EST at the Steinbrenner Recreation Center at Culver Military Academy. Debbie Foersch is in charge of the fundraising.
“For us kickoff is an opportunity to energize and motivate the community on teaching them what relay is and understanding that cancer doesn’t sleep so we won’t sleep at relay. We want people to be touched by our mission moments so it’s really a year round event and not just the one night event,” said Foersch.
Foersch says 12 teams have already signed up for this spring’s Relay for Life event. She hopes 13 more will register by the end of the weekend. Between now and the April 10th Relay she’d like to see 75 teams raise $100,000 for cancer research.
Tonight’s family-oriented event will feature games, giveaways and prizes. Cancer survivors in attendance will also be recognized. Activities will conclude at 9 p.m.