The Fort Walton Beach community is made up of a diverse group of people: there are young military families looking to make a new life together, retirees who want to spend their golden years by the sun on the Emerald Coast, college graduates who want to take advantage of the bourgeoning opportunities in Fort Walton Beach's defense and tourism industries, and many more. However, one thing that all of us share together is that we are all willing to lend a helping hand when a neighbor is in need.
One great example of this will come at the end of the month with the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2014 held at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds. This year's philanthropic event will take place on April 25th and 26th from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM. This is the number one fundraising event that the American Cancer Society holds each year, so it's important for all who can to give – whether through sponsoring a walker or signing up a team. Each of us has been touched by cancer in one way or another. This is one way to fight back.
So far, 114 teams and 704 participants have raised over $100,000, and we hope these numbers continue to rise. As a big supporter of the Fort Walton community, Coastal Realty Services has devoted much time and money to this event. We have a team of volunteers ready to participate in the overnight event, and our office has made a financial contribution to help take cancer down. This is what neighbors do for one another.
We urge all who can to visit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event's website and participate in any way you can for this very important event in Fort Walton Beach.