HOPE IS UNSTOPPABLE – Relay for Life 2012

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It has been our pleasure for the past few years to give back to our community by participating in Santa Clarita’s Relay for Life. This year, the American Cancer Society will be hosting their ever-popular event at Central Park on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.

Each year we think of the most unique way to help those in need. Our tent has become on of the more popular stops along the walks route. We are so thankful for all those that donate. You see, our specialty is hair and what better way to give back than by taking 8-inch hair donations from those willing to chop off their locks and give tot hose in need. Each year we take all of our donations and send them to Pantene Beautiful Lengths; An amazing organization that takes hair donations and turns them into wigs for those going through chemotherapy treatments.

At this years Relay our theme is Hope is Unstoppable! While we don’t want to give away any surprises, we ensure that you won’t want to miss stopping by our tent. The kids will love it and comic fans will go nuts!

Relay for Life is an amazing event! Relay starts with a Survivors Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer.   We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.

 After dark, Relay will honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony.  Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence.

Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

For more information regarding hair donations and walk information, please contact our receptionists and they will be happy to fill you in on all things Relay or visit http://www.scvrelay.org.

Until next time…

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