Mini Relay For Life

Published on: March 29, 2018

Mini Relay for Life brings in thousands to fight cancer

The Retired Officers Corporation at Freedom Plaza and the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the SCC Mini Relay for Life March 22 at Freedom Plaza. A preliminary total for the American Cancer Society fundraiser was reported to be about $9,400. Last year’s event raised $5,500.

“We want to thank the Sun City Center area for its support in our fight against cancer,” said Samantha Schneider, community development manager with the American Cancer Society’s southeast Hillsborough County region. “We were pleased with the turnout, and I was impressed with the number of vendors and sponsors. We’re already looking forward to next year.”

Although the chilly weather depressed turnout a bit, organizer Connie Lesko said the folks who came were “generous and enthusiastic. I want to thank everyone who came out and made the day successful.”

It’s not too late to donate. Visit or call Lesko at 813-927-1147. All checks should made payable to the American Cancer Society.

Lois Kindle