Relay-for-Life Hosts Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat

Posted on November 27, 2019 by

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Fleetwood’s Relay-for-Life hosted a Safe Trick-or-Treat for children of all ages.

On Tuesday, 22 October, Relay-for-Life held a Safe Trick-or-Treat at The Fleetwood Area High School.

Relay-for-Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society and other cancer-related institutions.

Every year, over 5,000 Relay-for-Life events take place in over twenty countries. Events are usually held in local communities and campus universities. It is estimated that Relay-for-Life events have raised nearly $5 billion to date.

For Fleetwood’s event, the price of admission was $5 a child, and all proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society.

“Safe Trick-or-Treat is a fundraiser we hold to raise money.  All profits go straight to the American Cancer Society. We invite kids in the community to the high school for the night, and they go from door-to-door in the English hallway ‘trick or treating,’ knocking on the doors and getting candy. We also have pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, carnival games, a haunted house, and face painting!” senior Cailey Bergan, a member of Relay-for-Life, said.

“It is the least I can do to be involved and helping others, those who need support from others,” Senior Mabel Palacios, a member for two years, said.

“Originally, I joined Relay for Life in support of my grandmother, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer. However, over the past year or so, I’ve opened my eyes to how much cancer affects everyone. I fight not only for my grandmother, but for everyone who’s struggling with cancer, and it feels really empowering knowing I’m doing something to help others with their battle against cancer,” Bergan said.

“I wanted to be a part of something to help those in need,” senior Mamadou Jalloh, a club member who attended the event, said

Relay-for-Life is a great opportunity for people to be able to show their support for those in need.

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