Dig in! Community fundraisers — involving food — to support American Cancer Society

Several Relay For Life of Douglas County teams have cooked up some fun fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society.

And, they all involve food!

Waiting tables.

TODAY, members of the team “Sisters Juntas” will be in costume at Runza, 27th and Iowa streets. They will be serving and bussing tables from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The restaurant is donating a percentage of the profits.

Bake sale.

Team “Bosom Buddies” will have an assortment of homemade treats for sale from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the recreation room at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold Drive.

Spaghetti dinner.

Team “Phil’s Phighters” is having a $5 all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Masonic Center, 1301 E. 25th St.

The Bosom Buddies' team makes its first lap around the track during Relay For Life of Douglas County. Bosom Buddies is a weekly breast cancer support group in Lawrence.

The Bosom Buddies' team makes its first lap around the track during Relay For Life of Douglas County. Bosom Buddies is a weekly breast cancer support group in Lawrence.

So, what’s Relay For Life?

It’s an annual overnight event that raises awareness about cancer and money for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will be from 7 p.m. June 10 to 7 a.m. June 11 at Free State High School’s track.

The relay involves teams of eight to 15 participants who raise money from now until the event by selling luminaries and having fundraisers. At the event, team members take turns walking around the track for 12 hours and camp out while fun activities go on throughout the night.

The track will be lined with the luminaries that honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, or support those fighting the disease.

There’s still time to sign up a team, but the deadline — April 26 — is fast approaching. To sign up or learn more, contact Barb Gorman at 841-7723, Angela Prewitt at 438-5605 or visit relayforlife.org/douglasks.

Tagged: American Cancer Society, Relay For Life of Douglas County, cancer

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