Relay for Life is the premier event of the American Cancer Society and its purpose is to unite communities in support for cancer victims to fight cancer. Relay For Life is a team event that celebrates cancer survivors and raises funds for the American Cancer Society for research, education, prevention, advocacy and patient services. It is a fun, outdoor, overnight fundraising event for all ages, where teams take turns walking or running around the track. Millions of people take part in Relays, raising up 40% of the American Cancer Society's funding.
Anyone who is/has, or knows someone who is/has, gone through the fight of cancer and wishes to support the goals of the American Cancer Society. We have much to celebrate with new treatments and lowering cancer rates, but there is much yet to do. The American Cancer Society needs donations to continue clinical research and to provide services in our area. The money raised through the event goes to the Illinois Division for research. The ultimate goal of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer.
Our primary activity is participating as the Oswego Presbyterian Church Team in the "Os-Mo" (Oswego-Montgomery) Relay For Life event.