Two informational meetings for , the annual 24-hour cancer awareness and fundraiser, are on the calendar; one is set for Wednesday, Jan. 18 in Sunnyvale, the other Jan. 26 at the in Cupertino.
Relay for Life is a fun overnight relay to bring awareness to a serious subject—cancer. Cupertino’s regularly participating teams ham it up a bit with clever names such as , which rents large, colorful and flouncy bras to other Relayers.
Relay for Life is a nationwide family-friendly event during which teams gather at local tracks and keep a team member on the track, walking or running, for 24 hours. The first lap is reserved for cancer survivors and throughout the day and night games and other activities keep Relayers occupied.
Beside the glow of commemorative luminarias and under the twinkle of the moon and stars, teams camp out overnight at the track. This year Relay for Life of Cupertino will be held at instead of where it’s been held in years past because De Anza’s field will be under renovation at the time of the relay.
Each team member is asked to raise $100, but Suzy Andrade, Relay for Life of Cupertino event chair says if someone doesn’t collect that much they are still welcome to participate.
“The basic goal is $100…which gets you a t-shirt,” she says.
And of course, the more one raises the better.
Wednesday’s meeting, which is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. will be held at Firehouse Brewery located at 111 South Murphy St. in Sunnyvale, will provide information about the organization, how to register or form a team, and explain more about the event itself which is scheduled to begin July 21 at 10 a.m.
The Jan. 26 event in the Social Room at Quinlan Center is a kickoff at which team captains can register teams and pick up team captain packets.
For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/cupertinoca.