Relay For Life
Supplies Outlet & Online Tech Stores Gives Back
Saturday, June 17, was this year’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It was a 12-hour event dedicated to winning the bout with cancer. Survivors were honored all day long with special purple shirts and activities.
Part of the Opening Ceremony involves celebrating anyone affected by cancer “Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years”. The crowd stood and cheered them on.
Surrounded by tens of thousands of participants, various way of raising money for the American Cancer Society continue throughout the day. We had a booth with water, cold drinks, collectibles, memorabilia and much more for sale. Some of our donations were based on laps completed so members of our team kept doing laps even though the temperature was nearly 100°. Together, a total of nearly $80,000 was raised during the day.
Kids were kept amused as the Sparks Police Department Team drove their robot car around. Not only did everyone, both young and old alike, smile but the interactions of these officers and the kids created priceless memories.
At 9pm, the Luminaria Ceremony began. Several speakers told their personal stories about cancer – both successes and tragedies.
“Imagine if you will, a warm summer evening. Sidewalks lined with hundreds of glowing white paper bags, each a personal tribute to a loved one lost to cancer. The only sound engulfing the thousand or so people silently watching was from the solo bagpiper. That was the Luminary we experienced.” – Ted
At the Closing Ceremonies, starting at 10pm, participants were asked to continue to support the fight against cancer in any way they could.
To all the organizers and participants who helped make this an unforgettable event, all of us at Supplies Outlet and Online Tech Stores give our deepest thanks.