American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Bernard Parish kicks off November 9

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Bernard Parish kicks off its new fundraising season on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Bernard Parish School Board Cafeteria, 200 E. St. Bernard Hwy in Chalmette. Together, we can beat our biggest rival: cancer. The community is invited to come out and learn more about the Relay For Life movement and how they can help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event is FREE to attend and OPEN to the public – each attendee will receive complimentary dinner, and prizes will be given away throughout the event.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer. The Relay For Life movement brings communities together, embracing their collective power to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. During the kickoff event, community members will have the opportunity to register a team for the Relay For Life event, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Val Reiss Park. This year’s theme is “Re-Lei for Life of St Bernard Parish: Ohana = Family, No One Gets Left Behind” (Hawaiian luau theme). Kickoff attendees will also learn about how Relay for Life volunteers and staff are working this year to expand the American Cancer Society’s life-saving programs so that every cancer patient in St. Bernard Parish has access to them.

Funds raised from Relay For Life events help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when it’s the easiest to treat, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. The American Cancer Society is the cause fighting cancer on every front.

Visit to learn more about the event, or contact Lauren Bolles at (504) 219.2273 or