As the local office of the American Cancer Society volunteers get ready for their annual volunteer-driven Relay For Life signature event, so does one of their Presenting sponsors for the event, El Toro Land & Cattle and El Toro Export. Volunteers from the relay’s leadership committee attended a staff gathering for their sponsors last Thursday and another one this past Tuesday to give a presentation on the overall mission and services provided by the more than 100 years old nonprofit organization. Martha Otero, a committee lead who mentors and recruits volunteers and sponsors, talks about the importance of support services and programs available to all local residents and its impact.
As the staff at the land and cattle operation engages with her, she also talks about the purpose and significance of the Relay For Life grassroots movement and fundraising event that brings the valley together to support the cause to, “Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, & Lead The Fight For A World Without Cancer.”
She has been supporting the mission for over 12 years and feels invigorated when she, also selected as the 2018 Community Champion Honoree, can volunteer her time with organizations like the El Toro group that are focused on providing an opportunity for their staff to become an active participant within their community, especially with a focus on health, wellness, and giving back to the community.
The Relay For Life of Imperial County is a 24-hour relay to be held at Imperial Valley College, this year’s returning site sponsor, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 with the opening ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration check-in and late registration begins at 9:00 a.m. This year’s relay theme is “Give Cancer The Boot.” The community is invited to join in the fun and entertainment or sign up to participate in the relay at www.relayforlife.org/imperialcountyca.