On Saturday, June 20, Elk & Elk employees joined the fun at Mayfield Area Relay for Life’s Carnival for a Cure to benefit the American Cancer Society. The 12-hour event attracted 28 teams, 70 volunteers and 191 participants from Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Lyndhurst and surrounding areas.
More than $34,000 was raised by participating teams prior to the start of the event, and the amount grew to more than $40,000 by Sunday evening. In addition to music, games and food, Carnival for a Cure featured a variety of opportunities to honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones who lost their battle with the disease.
Elk & Elk’s team, Relay’s Angels, raised over $4,200 for the cause and earned the Top Fundraising Team Award. Participating employees hosted a variety of in-office fundraisers, including candy bar and flower sales.
“In 2010, I was looking for something different to get our office involved in. We decided to try out the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and have been hooked ever since,” said Dawn Urban, the Human Resources Manager at Elk & Elk. “Everyone who plans the event, participates in the event or just comes out to the event is there for the same reason. Cancer has touched every single one of us in one way or another, and to share the laughter and the tears with a whole community of people is priceless.”
Help Relay’s Angels reach their fundraising goal by making an online donation. Mayfield Area Relay for Life will be accepting donations until August 30.
Hope’s Turn at Bat to benefit the American Cancer Society
Urban, who is a former Mayfield Area Relay for Life chairperson, is also hosting Hope’s Turn at Bat, an annual softball tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society. Last year, the tournament attracted 70 girls fast-pitch softball teams and raised $5,000. Nearly 80 teams have registered to play in this year’s tournament, which will take place July 17 through July 19.
About Relay for Life:
Relay for Life is a community fundraising walk to benefit the American Cancer Society. The money raised by the events supports cancer research, Hope Lodge® facilities, the Road To Recovery® program, Look Good…Feel Better® services, Reach To Recovery® support programs and more. Click here to learn more about Relay for Life.