Darlington Raceway To Host American Cancer Society Relay For Life
DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 12, 2012) – In an effort to provide support in the fight against cancer, Darlington Raceway is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host its Relay for Life Event on April 13-14 at the track Too Tough to Tame.
The event will take place in the infield of the Lady of Black, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and ending at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. The Relay for Life events are a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society every year.
With this year’s event being held at an historic venue like Darlington Raceway, residents are encouraged to come out and participate in the fight against cancer.
“We appreciate that Darlington Raceway has stepped up and given us the opportunity to host our Relay for Life event at their facility,” American Cancer Society Area Executive Director Kathy Stokes said. “The track provides a great backdrop for our event and it’s a great location in Darlington County, which teams participating are excited about.”
The Relay for Life event, which was held at Darlington Raceway several years ago, took place in Hartsville, S.C. for the last seven years before the event returned to the track this year. Darlington Raceway appreciates that community organizations view the track as a special venue to host their fundraising events.
“When we were approached by the American Cancer Society to host this event, we were more than happy to do so,” Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning said. “Darlington Raceway provides a good centralized and historic location to host an event like this and we encourage our local residents to attend and help raise money for a good cause in the fight against cancer.”
Thus far, 45 teams are scheduled to participate with a fundraising goal of $180,000 for the 2012 event.
“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who havebattled cancer, remember those we have lost and fight back against the disease, Darlington County Relay for Life Co-Chair, Sandy Jones said. “Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that Darlington County is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”
Darlington Raceway, or the track Too Tough to Tame as it is known to many, is where the purest of NASCAR competition meets true southern hospitality. A NASCAR staple since 1950, Darlington Raceway has seen some of motorsports most talented drivers thunder to Gatorade Victory Lane. On Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12, 2012, NASCAR’s biggest stars return to battle the track Too Tough to Tame in the Sprint Cup Series Southern 500® and Nationwide Series Darlington 200.
Tickets for events at Darlington can be purchased by calling the Darlington Raceway ticket office at 866-459-RACE or online at http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/tickets/.