Relay For Life of Garner

a past Garner Relay for Life Survivor Lap picture
a past Garner Relay for Life Survivor Lap picture

Putting the Squeeze on Cancer

Why We Formed a Relay For Life Fundraising Team

Welcome to our team page! Cancer has touched many of us in some way, so we decided to fight back by raising funds and walking in our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.

The inspiration for starting this team is the team captain's husband, Mike Allen, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and listed for liver transplant in 1998. In November, 2004, he developed liver cancer. In January, 2005, he received a life saving liver transplant. The liver cancer returned in 2009. He went through many different chemo trials, helping UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center in several studies and trials. Although Mike lost his battle in April, 2014, he knows his fight helped inspire and educate others in how to live with cancer!  

So, it is in his memory and in memory and honor of others who have battled or are currently battling cancer, that we are taking action to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. At our Relay event, we will take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Our booth at the event will serve fresh-squeezed lemonade and sugar cookies.
 
Please join our team or make a donation. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time.

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Putting the Squeeze on Cancer

we’ve raised $430
Our Goal $1,500.00
130Days Left
#2 out of 14 Teams

Our Event


Why We Relay

Why We Formed a Relay For Life Fundraising Team

Welcome to our team page! Cancer has touched many of us in some way, so we decided to fight back by raising funds and walking in our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.

The inspiration for starting this team is the team captain's husband, Mike Allen, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and listed for liver transplant in 1998. In November, 2004, he developed liver cancer. In January, 2005, he received a life saving liver transplant. The liver cancer returned in 2009. He went through many different chemo trials, helping UNC's Lineberger Cancer Center in several studies and trials. Although Mike lost his battle in April, 2014, he knows his fight helped inspire and educate others in how to live with cancer!  

So, it is in his memory and in memory and honor of others who have battled or are currently battling cancer, that we are taking action to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. At our Relay event, we will take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Our booth at the event will serve fresh-squeezed lemonade and sugar cookies.
 
Please join our team or make a donation. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time.

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

  1. FromAmount
Top Donors
  1. Anonymous$200
  2. Anonymous$50
  3. Fundraiser Donations$55
  4. Fundraiser Donations$10
  5. Rhonda Allen$90
  6. Vickie Long$25
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.