Relay For Life of Wilton will be hosting a Cookie Swap to kickoff the Relay For Life season, and celebrate the holidays! The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 12-3 p.m. at Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Rd..
Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Participants form teams that fundraise leading up to the event. At the relay, team members take turns walking around the Wilton High School Veterans Memorial Stadium track. In the past, Wilton’s Relay for life sometimes has been held overnight, and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps–cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do the supporters and survivors taking part.
This year’s fundraising goal is $60,000. In 2017, Wilton’s Relay For Life event will be held on Friday, June 2, from 4 p.m.-midnight at Wilton High School. Moreover, this year Wilton’s Relay for Life is celebrating its 20th annual year holding the event.
At next Saturday’s kickoff, participants are asked to bring a minimum of a dozen cookies labeled with the ingredients. In addition to the promise of “a ton of cookies,” there also will be kids’ crafts, an ugly sweater contest, pictures with surprise guests, an early signup for Relay For Life and much more in the winter wonderland-themed party.
Attendees will also be asked for a suggested $20 donation per family at the door. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. To learn more please visit the American Cancer Society online.