03-10-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #10


Title
Relay For Life Proclamation

Discussion

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life events enhance community goodwill while raising funds for cancer research, education, advocacy, and service.  Last year in Florida alone, ACS services provided more than 19,000 nights of free or reduced-rate lodging for cancer patients and their families and more than 7,800 uninsured or Medicaid recipients received assistance from ACS.  In 2013, ACS fulfilled more than 1 million requests for cancer information via phone, email, and online chats.  Worldwide, more than 4 million people participate in Relay For Life events, contributing to a 20% decline in cancer death rates since 1991 - that's more than 1.3 million lives saved!

The support of Brevard Public Schools is pivotal to fulfilling ACS' mission here in Brevard County.  By the end of this year, contributions from BPS-based teams and participants will surpass $1 million - this speak volumes to the quality of persons employed by Brevard Public Schools!  Your continued backing of Relay For Life is truly saving lives!



Recommendation
Recommend the approval of the Relay For Life resolution proclaiming the week of March 16 - 20, 2015 as "Relay For Life Week" in Brevard Public Schools.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/10/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42(5)(a)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Rick Morton, Systems Analyst Jr. - Human Resources Services, ext. 253.

Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent - Human Resources Services, ext. 200




Attachment:  RFL Proclamation Final 2015.pdf