Many residents were expected to come together throughout the day to help raise money for the American Cancer Society at the second annual Bonita Springs/Estero 2016 Relay for Life at the Estero Community Park on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Gary Israel initiated the ceremonies by singing the National Anthem. District 4 Councilmember Katy Errington thanked the residents for participating and Mayor Nick Batos read a proclamation honoring the event.
The Estero High School Band started the Rely off by marching once around the track and then they were joined by cancer survivors and then cancer caretakers.
In addition to the relay, there was a bounce house for the children, a dunk tank, food and music. The program started at 11 a.m. and was expected to continue through to 10 p.m.
Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. These relays bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.