Relay For Life Frisco 2012 will take to the track May 11, at Lone Star High School, in Frisco, to signify their fight against cancer during the 12-hour American Cancer Society relay. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is A Walk to Remember, which will help fund a long-term research program called Cancer Prevention Study (named CPS-3). The goal of the project is to enroll at least 300,000 adults between the ages of 30 and 65, from diverse backgrounds, that have no personal history of cancer, in order to study and identify the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer.
The relay begins at 6 p.m., with cancer survivors and caregivers completing the first lap. For the next 12-hours, each team will have at least one walker on the track at all times. Highlighting the evening is the luminaria ceremony that takes place after dark to honor cancer survivors and to remember those lost. The luminarias will line the track and be left lit throughout the night to remind participants of the importance of their efforts. The event concludes at 6 a.m., May 12.
Location: 2606 Panther Creek Pkwy., Frisco. For more information about registering a team or to participate as a survivor, visit Relay.acsEvents.org. For more information on participating in the study, please visit Cancer.org/research.