A chance to eat chicken wings and other fare to raise money for Carson City Relay for Life is being offered Monday and Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings.
The restaurant, at 3815 S. Carson St., is donating 10 percent of bills, not including tax, tips or promotional discounts, to anyone who mentions they are there for Relay for Life during fundraising hours. It’s recommended diners bring a flyer, available at Carson City Relay for Life’s Facebook page, to give to their servers.
Mary Bowers, Relay for Life event lead, said the group is hoping to raise $50,000 by Aug. 31. Right now, it’s at $4,000.
“We’re well behind our goal, but we have sponsorships that will help, plus teams are forming,” Bowers said.
Relay for Life is the largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which supports cancer patients, research and treatment.
The movement began in the mid-1980s when Dr. Gordy Klatt covered 83 miles in 24 hours and supporters donated funds to join him for a time during his extended trek around a track in Tacoma, Wash. In 1986, teams there joined in and $33,000 was raised. Since then, billions have been raised to combat cancer via events in communities spanning 20 countries.
“Being a (cancer) survivor myself, I hope one day no one will hear the words, ‘You have cancer.’ My goal is to make it so cancer patients never feel alone, that they always have someone to turn to. Money raised helps survivors feel good, look good and even provide transportation to appointments,” Bowers said.
Carson City Relay for Life’s largest annual event is planned this year from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in Mills Park.
For more information about how to support Relay for Life, call Bowers at 775-220-2100.