Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature event that is open free to the public. The event raises funds to support the society’s mission to help people Get Well, Stay Well, Fight Back, and Find Cures. The 2020 Kendall Relay for Life is presented by Assurant.
Relay for Life of Kendall invites the community to Baptist Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Dr., once again to gather around the lake for its signature fundraising event on Saturday, Mar. 14. Each year teams of volunteers come together to create an event open to the public with the goal of raising funds for the American Cancer Society while honoring and remembering loved ones affected by cancer. Last year, the event raised $267,000. This year, with 64 fundraising teams, the goal is to raise $310,000.
Kicking off at noon, the committee welcomes Relay participants with a special presentation by the Miami Carol City Senior High JROTC. The day continues with live music and entertainment, a Fun Zone for all ages, and delicious food prepared by Miami locals such as Frankie’s Pizza and Tiago’s Tacos. Participants have the opportunity to learn about cancer prevention and bid on great finds and stays at the Silent Auction tent.
As the sun sets, the night is lit with the traditional Luminaria Ceremony at 7 p.m. Participants gather around the lake to honor everyone touched by cancer. Each light represents a life — a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person that is still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve while offering comfort and hope.
If you are a cancer survivor and/or caregiver, let us honor you at the Survivor Walk on Saturday, Mar. 14. Register online at www.RelayforLife.org/KendallFL.
Join fellow survivors and caregivers on Relay Day as they walk around the lake at Baptist to honor your victory, remember those we have lost and to show your dedication to fighting this deadly disease.
For more information about Relay for Life of Kendall visit http://main.acsevents.org.