Derek and Blake, father and son, have joined the “Cancer Crushers” in the 2014 Relay for Life. Team “Cancer Crushers” has relayed under several names and in different cities since 2007. The team captain, Kristin Ashenfelter, first created the team in memory of her uncle as well as in support of family and friends battling cancer. Since its first year the team has evolved to a mix of family and friends with a common goal, crushing cancer.
Derek Federinko was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. This will be his first attendance as a survivor at Relay for Life. Derek will receive a survivor medal and will walk in the survivor lap at 10:00 am on July 26th. Show your support for Derek and his family. View his survivor page and read his story.
Relay for Life is a 24-hour event benefiting the American Cancer Society. Teams fundraise all year to support cancer research, cancer survivors and their caregivers, the ACS hotline, transportation for cancer patients, advocacy, and much more. The one-day event is a celebration of the year’s fundraising. Teams dress for fun theme laps and strive to keep at least one team member walking the track at all times over 24-hours. The day features an opening ceremony with a special survivor lap, fundraising activities, items for sale, drawings for prizes, and family friendly entertainment. The luminaria lap occurs at 10:00pm July 26th. During this lap the lights are turned off and relayers, family, and friends walk in silence among candle-lit luminarias in honor of their loved ones. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend Relay for Life. It is an experience you won’t forget.