The Relay For Life of Lake Travis, which had been gearing up all year for the cancer fundraiser and walking relay, culminated on April 17th at Lake Travis High School, with record breaking attendance and fundraising.
Despite the rain, which forced the event to be held inside the Turf Room, it was standing room only for an event that last year raised a mere $15,000 approximately. This year’s event had 443 registered participants and raised over $95,000 thanks to the generosity of this outstanding community! It was the largest Relay in Lake Travis history.
Relay For Life, which is the signature fundraising activity of the American Cancer Society, is much more than just one main event. The Lake Travis Relay For Life committee is determined to make fundraising a year round effort, and for it to be recognized as a staple event in the community for years to come. With the support and recognition that has already been garnered through this past event, it is sure to be an even greater success this coming season.
After a year of firsts, including a Turkey Trot, ‘Kick Cancer’s Booty’ Fundraiser at Solid Rock Brewing and a Survivor Dinner at Star Hill Ranch, the committee hopes to capitalize on the successes of last year by having similar events this year and adding another first to the mix. Realizing that different people like to participate and donate in a variety of ways, the Relay For Life of Lake Travis hopes that there is something for everyone that urges them to give, while having a great time doing it.
This year the committee is pleased to announce their newest fundraising effort, Golfing ‘Fore’ Cures. This modified scramble golf tournament will be held on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at Avery Ranch Golf Club (8am shotgun start). For $150, you can enjoy a day of golf at one of the top ranked courses in Austin, including a cart, warm up balls, lunch, goody bag, prizes and even an Avery Ranch Replay card. It is sure to be an amazing day of golf, and more importantly of raising money for the American Cancer Society. All profits from the event go to the American Cancer Society, which funds research as well as many programs that help people to stay well and get well (www.cancer.org).