DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa is excited to announce that they will host the 2015 Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life event for the 5th consecutive year. This annual event, presented by the American Cancer Society, will take place on April 11th at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa, located on Fort Myers Beach.
The Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life event works in conjunction with other local Relay events for the common cause of American Cancer Society fundraising. The Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life is a unique Relay event in that the symbolic “track” where participants will take turns running or walking is located directly on the sand, with the Gulf of Mexico as a beautiful backdrop. This year’s Fort Myers Beach Relay event will end just past sunset, to complement the other larger community events that will follow the traditional overnight format. The theme for the 2015 Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life event is “I Can Survive,” inspired by the 70’s funk musical era. Come join us for this special, all-day event dedicated towards raising money and awareness for a cure!
Many of us have been affected by cancer in some way, whether it was a battle of our own or watching a loved one struggle with this life-threatening disease. According to American Cancer Society research, there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 deaths from cancer in the U.S. in 2015. Together, we can fight this overwhelming statistic, work toward a cure, and celebrate more birthdays.
The Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life will start its opening ceremony at 12pm. FOX 4 Rising anchors Kelly Dame and Miriam Zamorano will join Relay For Life teams and attendees to kickoff the event, which will start with a Survivor lap, followed by a lap with caregivers joining in, followed by a luncheon to honor Survivors. The day will be filled with live music, dancing, and activities on the beach. The event will end with a Luminaria candle ceremony at sunset, where attendees will honor and celebrate the lives of survivors and remember those lost to cancer.
The 2015 Fort Myers Beach Relay for Life event fundraising goal is $90,000. Donations are highly encouraged to help reach this goal. SunStream Hotels & Resorts and several other local businesses already have teams fundraising leading up to and continuing throughout the event, with all raised proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Money raised is used to fund cancer research, accommodations and transportation for cancer patients and their caregivers, and several other programs to help those suffering from this disease.
SunStream and The American Cancer Society invite you to join in supporting this amazing cause. Visit SunStreamRelay.com to start a team, join a team, or make a donation today!
ABOUT DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT & SPA
DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa is a landmark beach resort in the entertainment district of Fort Myers Beach, featuring spacious 1-bedroom suites, Cabanas Beach Bar & Grille with poolside service and seating in the sand, Chloes Restaurant & Lounge with a beachfront terrace, rejuvenating Esterra Spa, pool and jacuzzis, beach sports, and recreational activities for the whole family.
For reservations call 855-946-5644. For more information about SunStream and their portfolio of hotels and resorts, visit SunStream.com.
ABOUT RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.
Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or other venue. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
For more information, visit RelayForLife.org.