“We’ve got an exciting new event-wide raffle,” Eckler continued. “The item was donated to us by a local business.”
Another “exciting” addition this year is there will be a warming tent for people seeking to get out of the cold, Eckler said. Suburban Propane in Colliersville has agreed to donate heaters for the overnight event.
“I think this will make a difference with event participation and satisfaction of participants,” Eckler said.
To help with the fight against cancer, the Bassett Mobile Mammography Coach will be present at the event and they will provide breast cancer screenings.
“Fittingly, during this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a recent American Cancer Society report finds that death rates from breast cancer in the US have dropped 34 percent since 1990,” Eckler said in a press release for the event.
“It is statistics like this that motivate Relay for Life participants to raise money for cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy,” Eckler continued.
Eckler said the Otsego County Relay for Life “encourages area residents to help the American Cancer Society to help finish the fight against cancer.”
For the more information on the Otsego County Relay for Life, call Helen Gregory from the American Cancer Society toll free 1-800-227-2345 or locally in Sidney at 607-563-9634 or visit the website at www.relayforlife.org/CooperstownNY.