The whole community is being invited to support the 15th Annual Marianas March Against Cancer tomorrow at the Admiral Herbert G. Hopwood Junior High School’s field area.
The march is an overnight voluntary walk that is done to remember those who have fought against cancer and those who are still battling the disease. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Commonwealth Cancer Association to fund its many community activities.
According to the MMAC committee chair Carol Hosono, the event this year will include 18 teams under different categories. Each team has set up fundraisers a week prior to the MMAC and will donate all the proceeds to the CCA on the day of the event.
The teams under schools and corporations usually collaborate. Collaborative teams include TanHoldings and Kagman High School, Bridge Capital and MyPros, Triple J and Chacha Oceanview Junior High School, etc.
According to Hosono, there will be 20 booths at this year’s MMAC.
The 18 teams that registered for the MMAC will each have their own booth to sell refreshments, offer games, and there will also be different activities for families. The last two booths will belong to the MMAC committee and cancer survivors.
According to Hosono, there will also be awards that will be given out at the end of the event.
An award will be given out to each category that raises the most money. There will be a chosen winner for the corporation category, the nonprofit/government category, the family category, the school category, and the collaborative category.
An award will also be given to the team with the most spirit, the team with the best baton, the team with the best tent, the team that runs the most laps, the team with the most luminaries sold, and the team that embodies the most spirit and has just recently joined the MMAC.
According to Hosono, there won’t be that many changes to this year’s event but the entertainment. Hosono aims to keep the event as traditional as possible.
Hosono said the MMAC aims not just to raise funds but to raise awareness and to recognize all who fought against cancer.
The Marianas March Against Cancer will start from 6pm until 6am. For questions regarding the event, call the CCA office at 682-0050.