Saturday, September 23, 2023

Relay For Life Returns to Southlake

Carroll ISD and the Southlake community are getting ready to Relay For Life. This spring marks the fourth year the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser has come to Southlake. Relay For Life Southlake 2013 will be Friday, May 3 at Carroll High School located at 800 N. White Chapel.

Carroll ISD is a co-sponsor of the event as part of the district’s year-end Rachel’s Challenge celebration. Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire young people to make positive changes in their community. Carroll ISD uses Rachel’s Challenge curriculum and program in all campuses. Click here to learn more about Rachel’s Challenge.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that offers everyone an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Each year, thousands of participants including Carroll ISD faculty and staff take to the track at Carroll High School for Relay. In honor of those who battle cancer 24-hours a day, team members typically take turns walking the track throughout the night for 12 hours. For those not walking, there is around-the-clock activities and fun to keep everyone busy. From entertainment, food and games to ceremonies and stories of inspiration, there is something for everyone at Relay For Life Southlake. During Relay, there will be no public parking at Carroll High School or Durham Intermediate School campuses. A shuttle service will be provided for all Relay participants. Click here for complete details.

Over the years, Relay For Life Southlake has raised hundreds of  thousands of dollars in donations to the American Cancer Society. Nearly 500 people have already signed up to participate, raising over $30,000 in donations. Click here to start your own team or join an existing one. Click here to view a slideshow of last year’s Relay For Life Southlake.

If you are looking for another way to be involved in this year’s Relay For Life, organizers need your help! Simply click on the Sign Up Genius tab to the right, and look over all the wonderful and much needed volunteer opportunities.  Kick start your community service hours for next school year and let’s all join together to make Relay For Life Southlake a huge success!

New this year is the first ever district-wide Relay For Life T-shirt for the Carroll Dragons (pictured left). The short sleeved t-shirt comes in charcoal gray only and features a “Keep Calm and Relay On” slogan on the front and the Twitter hashtag #RFLsouthlake on the back. Shirts may be purchased through the Carroll ISD Communications and Marketing Department, click here to download and print the order form. CISD faculty and staff can wear the Dragon Relay T-shirt with blue jeans on Thursdays between now and May 3.