If you’re here, you probably already know what the Gaming Hoopla is, but what you may not know is why we do it. All of the proceeds from the Gaming Hoopla go to the American Cancer Society during the Walworth County Relay for Life. So what is Relay For Life? Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:
- Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.
- Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.
- Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.
Relay For Life offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to set a fundraising goal and have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are overnight events, up to 24 hrs in length. For further information on the event, please visit RelayForLife.org.
Once the money is donated to Relay, it’s passed on to the American Cancer Society.
What does ACS use the money for?
- Helping You Stay Well: They help you take steps to prevent cancer or find it at its earliest, most treatable stage.
- Helping You Get Well: They’re in your corner around the clock to help you through every step of a cancer experience.
- Finding Cures: They fund and conduct research that helps us better understand, prevent, and cure cancer.
- Fighting Back: They work with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.