Stomping Out Cancer: Relay for Life May 7

Family Trust employees will circle a track from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. May 7 at York Middle School in an effort to stamp out cancer during Relay for Life Western York County.

About 15 employees from branches on Ebenezer Road and in York plan to sell candy apples, cotton candy, peanuts, bake goods, and popcorn at their “food fair” booth. Participants can play games for 50 cents each.

“Most everyone has or had someone affected by cancer,” said Cathie Sherer, Ebenezer. “Doing this is a small way to give back and help to find a cure. It’s a great cause.”

Members can help by buying a “foot” for $1 that will be displayed at the branches. You can remember or honor a loved one by writing their name on the foot.

For $10, members also can purchase luminaries that will line the track during the event. You can decorate the bag with names of loved ones fighting cancer or victims of the disease or employees will decorate one for you. Each bag will contain a candle that will be lighted at dusk while the names are read. To anchor each bag, the York branch is asking for canned good donations that will be given to Second Harvest after the event. The deadline is April 29.

Relay for Life is an annual event conducted around the world to create cancer awareness and to raise money for research and a cure. Survivors are celebrated during the event, and loved ones lost to the disease are remembered. Teams take turns walking or running around a track or path because “cancer never sleeps.”

Each year, nearly 14 million cancer survivors celebrate another birthday, according to the Relay for Life website. Learn more at Relay for Life.

Employees are “Stomping Out Cancer.”