A group of students from Langley High School are organizing a Relay For Life fundraising event benefiting the American Cancer Society.
The event is completely student-organized and will take place April 27 and 28. It is one of only two Relay For Life events in Northern Virginia that is completely planned and organized by students.
Almost 300 students, parents and teachers from the Langley High School community have already signed up for the event, and they have raised $18,649 since the beginning of the year toward Langley’s fundraising goal of $30,000.
Twenty-seven teams, mostly consisting of students, have registered and are currently raising money to reach their personal fundraising goals.
- How can you help? More info is on the Langley Relay for Life Facebook page or on the Langley Relay for Life website, where you can sign up to participate or make a donation.
At the event, which lasts from 6 p.m. April 27 until 6 a.m. April 28, teams of students will pitch tents on the Langley High School football field and will have at least one member of their team walking on the track at all times, symbolizing the fact that cancer never sleeps.
To start the event, local cancer survivors walk the first lap around the track. Music, games, contests and activities will last throughout the night.
All donations from Relay For Life go to the American Cancer Society, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The fundraiser benefits the American Cancer Society.