Local High School Students Join Fight Against Cancer for Third Consecutive Year

The Team Palm Harbor University High School National Honor Society is continuing a tradition by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society at Relay For Life of Palm Harbor.

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Team PHUHS National Honor Society

It’s important to me to instill a value of service and charity in our young team members, and to help find a cure for this disease. Relay [For Life] is the perfect way to do that

Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

Palm Harbor University High School (PHUHS) students have made it their mission to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. Members of the National Honor Society at PHUHS have formed “Team PHUHS National Honor Society” to participate in the 2013 Relay For Life of Palm Harbor. Relay For Life begins at 6:00 PM on April 12, 2013 at the Palm Harbor University High School track.

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries participate in Relay For Life, an 18-hour overnight event held by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is an act of global activism dedicated to honoring cancer survivors and remembering loved ones lost, while also raising money to help find a cure for the disease. The members of National Honor Society at PHUHS made Relay For Life a new tradition and have participated since 2011.

Last year, Relay For Life of Palm Harbor raised over $75,000, and Team PHUHS National Honor Society is working to help beat that number this year. The club, which boasts over 200 members, will host a field-day style competition at the Relay For Life of Palm Harbor event, during which participants will make a donation to compete in games and contests.

Team PHUHS National Honor Society will also have two booths at the event and on-site fundraisers will also include face painting and a gladiator joust. Team captain Erin Pollack will coordinate both booths and oversee fundraising during the event. Pollack participated in Relay For Life last year and is eager to share the experience with her current team.

“It’s important to me to instill a value of service and charity in our young team members, and to help find a cure for this disease. Relay [For Life] is the perfect way to do that,” Pollack commented.

Relay For Life of Palm Harbor currently has 17 teams and 132 participants, and is expected to grow even more in the upcoming weeks.

To find out more information about Relay For Life of Palm Harbor, visit http://www.relayforlife.org/palmharborfl.

To make a donation or to join the PHUHS National Honor Society relay team, visit main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY13FL?team_id=1337333&pg=team&fr_id=50032.

About Relay For Life:
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature volunteer-driven fundraising event. Relay For Life began in 1985 when colorectal surgeon Dr. Gordon Klatt decided to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients by walking around a track over a 24 hour period. Today, Relay For Life events are held in more than 5,000 communities spanning 21 countries, and have raised an estimated $3 billion+. All proceeds go to funding cancer research, with the aim of stomping out the disease. In addition to fundraising, the event raises awareness of the disease and furthers the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, helping them get well, finding cures and fighting back. More information on Relay For Life is available at http://www.relayforlife.org.

About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, volunteer health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education and advocacy. The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion to date. Thanks to their efforts, more than 11 million people in America who have cancer will be celebrating their next birthday. To learn more about the American Cancer Society, visit http://www.cancer.org.


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