Fight Cancer – Eat lots of food!

Eating lots of food is probably not a good idea all the time, but, in terms of fighting cancer, it can be an excellent idea if it is done at Chili’s Restaurant, 1150 Branson Hills Parkway on Tuesday May 5th between 4:00 p.m. and closing. Chili’s is teaming up with the Branson Tourism Center Relay for Life Teams to help raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Chili’s Restaurant will donate ten percent (10%) of the “dining checks” generated between 4:00 p.m. and closing on May 5th to the “Relay for Life of Taney and Stone Counties.” To be eligible for the donation the dining check must be accompanied by a copy of the “Let’s Get Together” flyer that is available in the Branson Tourism Center lobby at 220 Branson Hills Parkway, the checkout lanes of Branson 1st Stop convenience store and gas station at that same address, the Branson Daily Independent at 704 Veterans Blvd or on line at

According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every three Americans will be diagnosed with Cancer during their lifetime. “Relay For Life” is an American Cancer Society grassroots program designed to empower groups and individuals to participate in the fight against this formidable foe. The program “represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.”

To do that, each “Relay For Life” teams raises money that will be used for cancer research, patient services and early detection and prevention education. Branson Tourism Center has three Relay For Life teams that have been involved with various fund raising efforts throughout the year such as the Chili’s event, an Ester egg hunt, and various in-house fund raising efforts.

The signature activity of Relay For Life is an annual overnight event celebrating “the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and fighting back against a disease that takes too much.” It involves more than 3.5 million people from 4,900 communities across the country. They camp out overnight at local school tracks or other areas as team members take turns walking or running around the track with at least one member of the team on the track at all times during the event. The annual Relay For Life overnight event for Taney and Stone counties will take place on Friday night, June 5 at the Cedar Ridge Track.