Pruitt Ford Drives Away Cancer
May 18th, 7:00pm - 7:00am
Friendship Park, Burkburnett, TX
Pruitt Ford is participating in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Burkburnett. At Relay For Life, 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 have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Please help support our team, “Pruitt Ford Drives Away Cancer.”
To donate to our team or honor a loved one with a luminaria click here.
We will sell baked goods every Friday at the dealership to raise money for our team.
Also we planned our first pie throwing competition. The highest bidders get the chance to throw pie at Chuck B., Lucy or our GM, Jeff on the night of the relay!
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A little history…
Relay For Life - The Beginning
Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office. He decided to personally raise money for the fight by doing something he enjoyed—running marathons.
In May 1985, Dr. Klatt spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for more than 83 miles. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk with him. He raised $27,000 to fight cancer.
While he circled the track those 24 hours, he thought about how others could take part. He envisioned a 24-hour team relay event that could raise more money to fight cancer. Months later he pulled together a small committee to plan the first team relay event known as the City of Destiny Classic 24-Hour Run Against Cancer.
In 1986, 19 teams took part in the first team relay event on the track at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000. An indescribable spirit prevailed at the track and in the tents that dotted the infield.
Relay For Life - Today
In our area alone there are 34 relays held from the end of March to the end of July. The American Cancer Society has Relay For Life events in Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Wichita Falls, Electra, Henrietta, Archer City, Vernon, Olney, Seymour, Montague, Jacksboro, Crowell, Quanah, Graham, Decatur, Gainesville, Mineral Wells and Breckenridge, Texas. They also have events in our Oklahoma area in Lawton, Duncan, Elgin, Marlow, Altus, Healdton, Anadarko, Hobart, Chickasha, Lindsay, Marietta, Ardmore, Cordell, Blanchard, Pauls Valley and Purcell.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.