With our high rate of Cancer and the loss of many loved ones the Delta Junction “Relay For Life” committee was formed to raise funds for Cancer research and provide services for those suffering from this horrific disease.
We have worked diligently since 2006 on providing an exceptional “Relay for Life” event in our community. Our hard work always paid off!
Our community has won First Place every year for the money we have raised for the size of Delta/Greely (per capita). We have been told that of the over 1 million dollars raised in Alaska, over $900,000 stayed in Alaska for services and programs. We have been extremely proud of the generosity and support of our fellow Delta Junction/Fort Greely residents but that pride in having our own event here in Delta Junction has been overshadowed by the dwindling support of the community in volunteering to assist in our efforts.
The Delta Junction “Relay For Life” committee is in desperate need for volunteers for key committee positions. Positions needed are Sponsorship Chair, additional persons to assist with the Team Development Chair, A survivorship Chair, a Registration/Online chair and assistance with various other activities within the committee.
After repeated attempts have garnered no support for more volunteers it was decide that if we are unable to receive any further support by our next meeting on 25 Feb the existing members will form a team and join with the Fairbanks North Star Borough Relay For Life event. We will continue to fundraise here in Delta Junction but the credit for our efforts will become Fairbanks, not Delta Junction. Delta Junction Cancer patients will still receive all American Cancer Society services available to all Cancer patients.
If you can volunteer your time and provide assistance, please come to our next meeting. The fun starts on 25 Feb 2014 at 5:15 pm at the Delta Greely School District Office. Hope to see you there!!