The American Cancer Society (ACS) will hold an Eastern Loudoun Relay for Life Kickoff Event Saturday, Jan. 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place in Cascades.
Jennifer Sult is an Eastern Loudoun Relay for Life volunteer. Sult, whose mother died from lung cancer, participated in the event for the first time last year to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, cancer research and advocacy.
"I wanted to give back, to help the cause," she said.
THE KICKOFF EVENT is designed to provide eastern Loudoun residents with information about the event, which helps to raise money for the American Cancer Society research and advocacy projects.
"There will also be an opportunity to sign up," Sult said, "but the goal is to spread the word and get people to start thinking about forming a team."
The money raised from the eastern Loudoun event will stay in the Northern Virginia area, Sult said.
"The money raised is to help people in our community," she said. "With a portion going to medical research."
Food and drinks will be served during the event.
THE ACTUAL RELAY will be held June 9 through June 10, at Potomac Falls High School in Sterling. Relay for Life is a 24-hour event.
The event consists of teams made up of 10 to 15 members. Each team is given space around the track to set up tents. Individual team members take turns walking around the track for one day.
"Bring a friend, bring your family," Sult said. "It is definitely for everybody."
For more information, contact Chris Hallett at Hallettva@verizon.net.