Reseda, Calif (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
The Discovery House was once again a sponsor of the annual Relay for Life of Reseda event. The relay took place Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Cleveland High School in Reseda. Volunteers from The Discovery House helped with set up for the event, and the treatment center was a sponsor of the fundraiser.
Every year, the American Cancer Society holds Relay for Life events throughout the country to remember those that have fought against cancer and to raise funds to support cancer research. The Reseda relay took place over a 24 hour period, during which time teammates took turns walking around a track. The first lap was called a Survivors Lap, featuring those that have personally defeated cancer. A Luminaria Ceremony took place in the evening with candles lining the track to remember and honor those that have been lost to cancer. A Fight Back Ceremony on the second day was a time for inspiration, as each participant was encouraged to take action in their own way against this devastating disease.
The first Relay for Life event took place in 1985, when a single runner walked and ran around a track for 24 hours to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The event has steadily grown over the years, and today more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries hold Relay events. Relay for Life events are full of fun, food, and games for the entire community.
The American Cancer Society encourages everyone to do what they can to fight against cancer. "With your help, we aren’t just fighting one type of cancer – we’re fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay for Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten our loved ones or rob anyone of another birthday."
For more information about Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, visit relayforlife.org.
Tom Whiting, Executive Director of the Discovery House, understands the importance of the community supporting local events like this one. "Each one of us knows someone that has been personally impacted by cancer," Whiting said. "It is important for us to support those that are fighting cancer today, as well as honor those we have lost to this disease. We are here to offer our support in any way we can, and to let our community know we stand with them."
The Discovery House is a State Licensed and Joint Commission accredited, high quality drug and alcohol treatment home located in Reseda, California. The treatment staff is committed to providing the highest level of care to its clients, and provides personalized treatment plans for each individual. The treatment center offers a continuum of care and utilizes a variety of therapy methods in order to meet each client's needs. For more information about the Discovery House, visit http://www.thediscoveryhouse.com/.