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Relay for Life Challenge

Wilmot UMC has partnered with Calvary UCC to form a Relay for Life team for the past several years. This year Relay for Life will be at Wilmot High School from 5 p.m. on Friday, May 17 through 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Probably all of us have been affected by cancer in some way, whether you have battled it yourself or walked alongside someone through their battle, in the many ways that people say, “We’re with you.” You know what a devastating illness it is—so you know what it means to come together to fight it.

At the Relay for Life event, we remember loved ones lost to cancer. It is a team event in which team members take turns walking around a track. Each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps.

Wilmot and Calvary would like to challenge your congregation to join us in this fight. A great way to do that would be to form a team and join us at this event.

Teams can be any size from one to many people. The expectation is that each team member raise $100. That sounds like a lot, but you would be surprised how friends and relatives are willing to donate. If your church cannot send a team, there are many other ways you can help out: monetary donations, donate one or more baskets to raffle, attend the event and observe, bring survivors to the event, and purchase luminaries in memory or honor of someone who has had cancer, or do a team fundraiser such as a bake sale. Please consider helping with this cause. If you have questions, contact Doris Carnahan from Wilmot UMC.


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