Hardy Telecommunications has become a Signature Sponsor of the 2018 Relay for Life of the Potomac Valley.
Derek Barr, Hardy’s director of customer service and sales, marketing and human resources, presented a $250 check to Relay for Life representatives Rose Mullins and Marlo Curran at Hardy’s Moorefield office. The monetary amount denotes a Signature Level sponsorship of the event.
“Cancer affects everyone. More than 1.5 million people will be newly diagnosed with cancer just this year,” Derek said. “The American Cancer Society provides valuable resources for those fighting cancer, and Relay for Life is not just an important fundraiser. It’s also a time to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, and offer support to those struggling with cancer. Relay for Life signifies our determination that we will not rest until cancer is defeated.”
This year’s Relay for Life of the Potomac Valley event is scheduled for June 9 at the Moorefield Town Park. The day includes activities designed to promote cancer awareness and prevention, with teams taking turns walking together around a track. The night is highlighted by the cancer survivors’ and caregivers’ walk and the luminaria ceremony, when candles are lit inside personalized bags to honor and support those who have fought or are fighting the disease. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Mike Alkire, senior community development manager for the American Cancer Society, said the money raised will help the ACS support education and prevention efforts, fund cancer research, and offer free information and services for people with cancer.
“Your sponsorship will help the American Cancer Society save lives faster,” he wrote.