Palm Bay Launches Disaster Relief Committee
The City of Palm Bay wishes to help the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover and rebuild from the recent disaster.
On October 3, 2017, Mayor William Capote introduced a resolution that created a five-member disaster relief committee which will manage and direct the Hurricane Maria funds to those affected by the historic storm.
All proceeds will be given to the Palm Bay Municipal Foundation, Inc., a Florida Not For Profit Corporation and registered 501(c)(3), for distribution to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Get current information from FEMA on the recovery and relief efforts in response to Hurricane Maria
2018 Relay for Life
May 5 at 6pm
West Shore Jr/Sr High School
If you or someone you know has been affected by any type of cancer FIGHT BACK in Palm Bay!
Mark Your Calendars
The American Cancer Society is seeking teams of 8-15 people for its annual Relay For Life, which is held each year in April/May.
Teams participate by sponsoring various money-raising events and activities prior to the Relay, then take turns at the event itself walking or running around the track so that at least one person from each team is on the track during the overnight event. Teams also set up campsites and other makeshift accommodations at the Relay site, forming a community celebration of life. Entertainment is provided by local groups.
The purpose of the Relay For Life, which is the American Cancer Society’s National Signature Activity, is to seek funds to help fight cancer and to bring about greater awareness of the disease. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
How to Get Involved
Register a Team: A team consists of a group of people who share the belief that they can do something together to fight cancer. Your team won’t go it alone, there is a great support structure in place to help you every step of the way. Teams are forming now, so don’t delay!
Join the Committee: The committee is composed of many different people that plan and execute the actual event. The success of the event depends on having new committee members bring fresh ideas to the event each year.
Make a Donation: Monetary support, as well as in-kind donations, are the backbone of the event. Gift baskets, gift certificates and gift cards are examples of ways you can help.
Host an Event: Would your facilities make a good location for an after-hours event? Could your company host a fundraiser? These are both great ways to involve friends, customers, employees and their families in a united effort to support the fight to end cancer.
Purchase Luminaria: Honor someone who is/has battled cancer or honor the memory of a loved one. Luminaries are lit during the event. Order at www.relayforlife.org/palmbayfl
Register A Survivor: Cancer survivors and their caregivers are vital to our Relay. They are treated to a meal, given a special shirt and honored with special recognition, often finding strength from each other. Sign up someone today at www.relayforlife.org/palmbayfl
Sponsorship: Be a leader and become a sponsor for the Relay for Life in our community. Spread a positive image by supporting a cause that affects 1 in 3 people. Your logo/name will appear on signs around the track, the event banner, or shirts worn by every participant!
Volunteer: Be available to provide event based help with logistics IE; setup rooms/campsites/event locations, breakdown rooms/campsites/event locations, provide direction or man an information or registration table. Basically show up and help.For more information visit Palm Bay Relay For Life website or Follow us on Facebook