By Polly Keary, Editor
Monroe Mayor Robert Zimmerman has vowed to shave his head publicly at the Relay of Life of Sky Valley at Monroe High School if the fundraiser collects at least $200,000 in donations.
“I pledged that, if the Sky Valley Chapter of Relay for Life raised $200,000, I would shave off my hair the day of Relay for Life,” said Zimmerman.
His hairdresser may hold out hope for his locks; with just two weeks to go, the Relay of Life of Sky Valley is reporting only $64,981 in pledges.
Relay for Life will take place Saturday, June 1 at Monroe High School this year. So far 70 teams and 594 participants have signed up.
The annual worldwide event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. For one 24-hour period, members of teams maintain a relay, keeping at least one team member walking around a track at all times, to reflect the reality that cancer never sleeps.
Teams pitch tents in the field at the center of the track, and cancer survivors kick off the event by completing a lap around the track.
Participants also light candles in memory of people who have died of cancer.
To participate or pledge, visit http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=50691&pg=entry.