Relay for life of Sandusky County

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Relay for life of Sandusky County

The Eye Centers of NorthWest Ohio are entering a team for this years Sandusky County Relay for life. The event is at a Connor park in Fremont, Ohio and the relay lasts for 10 hours.  During the 10 hour relay The Eye Centers of Northwest Ohio will be required to have at least one team member on the track at all times during the relay; currently or team consists of 6 team members.

We also have a tent and vendor table at the race event, so if you are visiting the event please stop at our tent, say hi and help keep us motivated.  There will be many other activities all round the park for kids, including a game at every sponsors and vendors tent. 

How did the Sandusky Race for Life begin? Here is the story how it was formed.

One person can make a difference. In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society with the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.

Gordy spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound. Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour fundraising event. The next year, 19 teams were part of the first Relay For Life event at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.

After previously battling stomach cancer, Gordy passed away from heart failure on August 3, 2014 at the age of 71. But his legacy lives on. He shaped an idea that started as one man walking and running a track and helped turn it into a global fundraising phenomenon.

Would you like to help support our team and raise money for this fantastic charity? We have a dedicated funding page, if you would like to donate please click our special donate button below.

Want to find out more about the Sandusky County Relay for Life? Visit the official website by clicking here

David Bell