Hycomp Gives Back at Relay for Life
Hycomp has participated in Relay for Life for over 7 years! Relay for Life is a world-wide event for the American Cancer Society to support the fight against cancer. We conducted multiple fundraisers including Penny Wars, obtaining Sponsors from Vendors and local companies, hosting local Food Night Fundraisers, and a Raffle at Relay with amazing donated items. We exceeded our fundraising goal with the help of our friends, family, vendors and customer. We are astounded and thankful for the results, and are very excited to be able to donate to the American Cancer Society. At relay for life event, our team successfully had someone on the track the entire 24 hours! An amazing accomplishment and reminder that Cancer Never Sleeps.
This year, Hycomp chose to fundraise in multiple ways. We began with Penny Wars, where employees are split into three teams and compete to have the most change in their team’s jar. We also contacted vendors and local companies to support our efforts by sponsoring our team. Then, we hosted 3 food fundraising nights. Finally, we put together a big-ticket item raffle including a Lifetime cooler, an impact drill set, a hand-made quilt, a photography session, and many other donated items. We are astounded and thankful for the results, and are very excited to be able to donate money to the American Cancer Society to support Relay For Life.
Relay for Life starts out with lots of fundraising before the event. Teams spend months doing bake sales, silent auctions, and other creative events to raise money. On the day of Relay, teams set up their booths along the track, displaying enticing treats and prizes for walkers to parooze on their many laps around the track. The opening ceremony is held, followed by lots of walking! Once it gets dark, the Luminaria ceremony is held. This is an emotional event meant to honor all affected and their stories. This year, we had the pleasure of hearing 14 year-old Taylie Abbott’s inspirational story. Closing ceremonies are held at the end of the event, thanking and congratulating all who participated.
What is Relay for Life?
Relay for Life is a non-profit organization designed to support the fight against cancer. The event is a great way to celebrate those who are fighting, have fought, or have lost the battle with cancer. Community members form teams to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Cache County holds the ONLY 24-hour Relay for Life event in Utah. Teams walk a track for all 24 hours, participate in fun activities, and honor loved ones with a luminaria ceremony. The event allows family, friends, and community members to raise funds, bring community awareness, support each other, and fight back in creative ways to show love and support for those affected by cancer. The funds raised by this event are used by the American Cancer Society to aid in Cancer Research, Provide a 1-800 number, support Local HOPE LODGES, and provide free patient and family services like Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better and many other programs.
Hycomp wants to thank all those who supported us at this year’s event. Family, friends, employees, vendors, customers, and local companies. We appreciate your support in the Fight against cancer, we could not have done it without you. Individually we help, but together we make a difference.