In years past, Fremont Bank has donated to American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events throughout the Bay Area. This year, we’re taking it one step further and sponsoring the event with the largest contribution we’ve ever made.
As the only regional sponsor for the six Relay for Life events in the Bay Area, and a top sponsor for two Bay Area Making Stride events, Fremont Bank has committed to joining the American Cancer Society in fighting for a world without cancer.
The sponsorship kicked off with the Tri-City FUN event on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The event took place at the Newark Community Center Park on Saturday, bringing together survivors, supporters, and volunteers to make the event a huge success. Event organizers kept the activities going throughout the entire event, including late night Bingo and raffle baskets, to keep attendees moving, interacting, and enjoying the day while promoting a great cause. As with all Relay for Life events, the Tri-City FUN event included a Luminaria Ceremony to honor survivors and remember those lost to cancer.
There are several ways to join Fremont Bank in supporting the remaining Relay for Life events. Visit the website for the event (linked below) to donate to the cause. You can also join the relays as part of a team that will fundraise and walk together. Finally, you can dedicate a Luminaria. At the end of each event, Luminarias are lit in remembrance of those who have been affected by cancer, followed by a moment of silence. Individuals can dedicate a Luminaria to loved one.
Below, you’ll find the Relay for Life events that Fremont Bank sponsored and will be sponsoring this year, including links with more information to donate or take part.
· Salinas Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, 2019
· Tri-City FUN Saturday, June 1, 2019
· Diablo Valley Saturday, June 8, 2019
· Tri-Valley Saturday, June 22, 2019
· The Delta Saturday, June 22, 2019
· The East Bay Saturday, June 22 – Sunday, June 23, 2019
· Making Strides of Walnut Creek Sunday, October 6, 2019
· Making Strides of San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, October 26, 2019
Relay for Life is an annual event from the American Cancer Society, created with the intention of celebrating cancer survivors and fundraising for the research and programs run by the organization. The events consist of teams raising money then gathering to walk together or take turns walking laps for the duration of the event.
Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Visit the Relay for Life
website to learn more about the events and the work that the American Cancer Society does all year long to fight cancer.