The 2022 Relay For Life fundraiser is a four-county event

The Triad’s Relay For Life – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – is moving to a new location this year and the event is set to be bigger and better than ever.

This time around, Guilford County Relay For Life worked with its sister organizations in Randolph, Davidson and Forsyth counties to hold a larger regional event instead of a county-specific event.

This year the relay will take place at Creekside Park in Archdale. According to the organizers of the event, this new venue was chosen because of its central location for the various participants.

The money raised will be used for the American Cancer Society’s research into a cure for cancer, as well as to provide support services to those affected by the disease. The money will also be used to educate the public about prevention as well as raise cancer awareness.

Area residents are encouraged to form relay teams with family members and friends.

This year’s Relay will take place on Friday, May 13 from 6-10 p.m.

On relay day, each team will host a campsite where they can raise funds by doing anything from selling meals to hosting games.

Registration is free and registration forms can be completed at any time at relayforlife.org/triadnc.

Kayla Collins, Relay’s senior regional development manager for Triad, said organizers were very excited about the new format.

“By partnering with our neighboring communities, we are creating a bigger and better Relay For Life experience,” Collins said in a press release. “Together, we pledge to celebrate and remember those who have been touched by cancer and to fight for a brighter future.”

Relay For Life is working with the Archdale Parks and Recreation Department to ensure the first event at the new site is a success.

Jocelyn Moon, marketing and events coordinator for Archdale Parks and Recreation, said in the press release that, given the good cause, the staff are delighted to be a part

“Everyone at Archdale Parks and Recreation has been touched by cancer in one way or another. We have seen the trauma and recovery that people with cancer can experience. For this reason, we are advocates for the American Cancer Society and its mission to find a cure. We are very pleased to partner with ACS and become the new host site for Relay For Life. We hope that through this fundraising event, we can help The CSA in its mission.

Joseph K. Bennett