On Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For
Life of Duneland will officially get underway as event volunteers and
participants gather at Duneland Resale, 801 Broadway, Chesterton, for a
kickoff rally to launch fundraising efforts for the year. Food will be
Although the Relay For Life of Duneland is several months away, now is the
time to get involved. Everyone is invited to attend the kickoff celebration
to learn more about the upcoming Relay For Life and how to become part of an
exciting overnight event that will help pave the way to a world with less
cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life is the Society’s signature event, dedicated to increasing
awareness and raising funds to fight cancer. Teams of family, friends and
co-workers camp out overnight, taking turns walking the track. During the
event, participants and visitors have a chance to celebrate the victory of
area cancer survivors during the Survivors Lap; remember those who have lost
their battle to the disease during the poignant Luminaria Ceremony; and
participate in the Fight Back Ceremony that gives everyone a chance to
proclaim their way of taking action against the disease.
Donations can be made to this local Relay For Life event by visiting
relayforlife.org/dunelandin. Community members also can start or join a team
by visiting this site.
The 2014 Relay For Life of Duneland, featuring a Hawaiian beach party theme,
will take place June 28 and 29 at Chesterton Middle School.
For more information on how to get involved or about the kickoff event,
please contact staff partner Janet Wartman at (219)614-3282, or