This year, Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley was a Corporate Sponsor of The Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event which was held in Cathedral City March 20 and 21st and raised over $40,000.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life unites communities across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. They are committed to helping people get well, stay well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
“Knowing way too many people, both family and friends, who are fighting their battle with cancer, or who have lost their battles, I wanted to get involved with the American Cancer Society in some way,” says Windermere agent and Relay For Life volunteer, Lauren Hammersley. “When they asked me if I wanted to volunteer on the planning committee for the Relay For Life in Cathedral City, I didn’t really know much about the event, but I’m so grateful that I jumped on it. Relay For Life is an incredibly special 24-hours of cancer survivors, their families and supporters, volunteers and the entire community, coming together to give of their time and raise money to fight back cancer. If you know anyone who has been through the cancer experience, you can’t help but be overwhelmed at the connection you feel to all those around you at the event,” adds Hammersley.
Pictured above is Hammersley next to her overnight tent on a football field inside the track. Hammersley explains that the whole premise for the event is that you’re giving 24 hours out of your year towards the fight against cancer. In addition to corporate sponsors, the event is made up of teams (companies or just groups of people throughout the community who form teams). The idea is that not only are all teams doing different things to raise money at least one person from each team is walking around the track at all times out of the 24 hours, which is where the tents come in.