LAURINBURG — Relay for Life is hosting a” Breakfast with Santa” will give families a chance to meet St. Nick and help in the fight against cancer.
Breakfast with Santa will be held Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. It will cost $10 per child and there is no charge for the accompanying adult. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Scotland County and the American Cancer Society.
“This is a Relay for Life fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society to help find a cure,” said Carol Thomas, Relay for Life of Scotland County co-chair. “This is the first year we are doing it.”
During the event children will get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and write them a letter, which they can mail through the North Pole mailbox available at the church.
“We hope to have over 100 children come through,” Thomas said.
Children will be given a special candy bag from Santa to go home with and they can participate in activities throughout the event. Breakfast will also be served.
“Parents can take photos during the event and we will have food children can eat without getting it on their clothes — like muffins or fruit,” Thomas said.
Tickets can be purchased at the Hospice of Scotland County office, Trophy World, or by calling 910-276-5247. The tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the event.
“We are trying to build it up as much as we can because it will be a fun day for the children,” she said. “It should be a special morning.”
The Scotland County Relay for Life team will donate the money to the American Cancer Society, a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.In 2015, there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in the US.
Thomas hopes to bring in as much money as possible during the event.
“We don’t have a certain amount in mind, but we hope to add to the funds for Relay for Life,” she said.
The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913 in New York City. It is now headquartered in Atlanta with regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical divisions.
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.