Relay for Life moved to Sept. 26

By Riley Curie

   Relay For Life of the Suncoast takes place in the community to raise money for the American Cancer Society and other cancer organizations. People come together from all over the area to raise awareness by walking the track and buying things from booths. The Suncoast joins more than 20 countries that participate with 5,000 relays across the globe.

Booths from Interact, Spanish NHS, NHS, and other school clubs join the relay in order to raise money. Michael Hodgson (’21), a member of the National Honor Society will participate with his club.

“When picking commities for National Honor Society I decided to do Relay For Life because it seems like a really good cause. I wanted to be able to raise money and awareness. I have gone the past couple of years but haven’t been part of a team so I am excited to do that this year,” Hodgson said.

Interact, another service club, creates a booth to help raise money. Every booth at the event must have a theme that goes along with the overall relay teme, which is 80’s, and sell something. As a member of the club, Mason Rendulic (’20) will help the team create and sell their fundraising item.

“We are making scarfs for cats and dogs that go around their collars to raise money. It was something that we can all do easily and sew together. It was a big thing a while ago and everyone thought it was really cute,” Rendulic said.

The relay not only raises awareness but allows for the community to come together. Tori Redinger (’21) will participate in the relay with more than one club.

“I’m most looking forward to getting to spend time with other club members and my friends while also helping out. Relay For Life is one of the better opportunities to volunteer because you get to be social while also having that social aspect,” Redinger said.

Due to the Coronavirus, the Relay For Life of the Suncoast has been postponed until Sept. 26. During the Relay, participants can buy from all of the booths and partake in activities to raise money and support the American Cancer Society.