Special to the Bulletin

“Play to win. Win for life.” is the theme for the 2007 Brown County Relay for Life to be held June 1 and 2 at Gordon Wood Stadium.

Teams have chosen board games such as checkers and Monopoly as their themes, and will carry out the theme during the event.

“There will be games going on within games,” said Jill Evans, activities and entertainment chairperson. “You will be instantly playing a game when you walk through the gates of Gordon Wood Stadium.”

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life began in May 1985 when a colorectal surgeon ran around a track in Tacoma, Wa. for 24 hours, raising $27,000 to support the American Cancer Society. He inspired others across the nation to do the same, but not everyone is a marathon runner. The event held currently allows for everyone to use their own talents to raise money for the American Cancer Society and symbolically run the race to fight cancer with others across the nation.

Today, Relay for Life is held in more than 4,600 communities in the United States and in 23 countries across the globe. To date, Relay for Life has raised more than $1.5 billion to help the American Cancer Society accelerate the progress against cancer by saving lives, helping those touched by cancer, and empowering people to fight back against this disease.

Fundraisers are being held throughout the community by Relay teams that are participating in this years event. Each team is challenged to raise at least $100 for each team member. The money raised will be pulled together on “Bank Night,” May 24th. There is still time for teams to sign up for the event.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on June 1.