POTTSTOWN PA – The nationally acclaimed Relay For Life effort across the Greater Pottstown area, which this year alone raised more than $349,000 for cancer research and treatment, expects to return in 2016 to its long-time home in the stadium behind Pottsgrove High School, a representative assured the Board of School Directors on Tuesday (June 16).
Relay Logistics Chairman Steve Wetzel thanked directors for allowing the annual event on behalf the American Cancer Society to continue despite the added burden of dealing with the high school reconstruction project. “We just couldn’t do it without your support,” he told appreciative board members.
The Pottstown Relay, in which teams of volunteers walk the track surrounding the stadium interior for a 24-hour period to collect pledges solicited from donors, remains among the top 10 such events in the nation, according to the organization. It’s raised millions of dollars for the charity during the course of more than a decade.
“And we hope to see you guys again next year,” Wetzel added.
The 2016 effort has already started. Event organizers have asked participants to complete a brief Google Documents survey on how they can improve the event; find it online here. Also the relay’s companion “Bark For Life” fund-raiser, in which dogs walk with their owners, has scheduled activities during July and August; read more about them here.
Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ meeting of June 16):
- Relay For Life Plans For 2016 Pottsgrove Return
- Pottsgrove Budget Final; Taxes Rising 0.55 Percent
- Pottsgrove Meeting Goes From Pleasant To Not So
- School Board Budget Decision On Agenda Tonight
Photos from the Pottstown Relay For Life via Facebook