Reseda, Calif. (PRWEB) August 06, 2013
The Discovery House is pleased to announce its participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, which took place June 8-9. The event, which was held at Reseda's Cleveland High School, was a 24 hour fundraiser for the support of cancer survivors and research and awareness of the disease. In a special awards ceremony, the American Cancer Society acknowledged and thanked the Discovery House, which was a Bronze Level Sponsor, and all its event supporters.
The Reseda Relay for Life event consisted of 25 teams, 337 participants, and several sponsors. Together, those involved with the event raised over $41,000. The Discovery House provided not only monetary sponsorship, but volunteers from the Los Angeles rehab center also helped with set up for the event.
The Relay for Life theme was Rock 'n Roll, featuring live music all day. Participants formed teams that together spent a full 24-hour walking around the school's track. A Memorial Luminaria Ceremony was held in the evening. During the ceremony, candles were lit inside hundreds of white bags, honoring those who have fought or are still fighting cancer.
The American Cancer Society's mission states that it is a "nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service."
Relay for Life is an annual event that is held in neighborhoods across America. The purpose of the events is to help celebrate the lives of those who are fighting cancer and remember those who have battled the disease, as well as support research and create awareness for the disease. Participants have a variety of reasons for joining the cause, often in memory of someone they have lost to cancer or in celebration of a loved one who has survived the disease. For more information about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, visit relayforlife.org.
Tom Whiting, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Discovery House, was proud to be given the opportunity to partner with the American Cancer Society. "Both of our organizations help individuals through recovery, whether it is recovery from a devastating disease such as cancer, or from an addiction to drugs or alcohol," he said after the ceremony. "It is important for those in recovery to know that there are many who stand behind them and who are here to offer support."
The Discovery House is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center located in Reseda, California. Its certified professionals provide clients with individualized treatment programs that deal with their underlying issues and allow them to heal all aspects of their lives. For more information about the Discovery House, visit http://www.thediscoveryhouse.com/.