Dr. Gordon Klatt, 1942-2014

Dr. Gordon Klatt, Founder of Relay For Life

Gordon “Gordy” Klatt, M.D., founder of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event passed away August 3, 2014, at the age of 71 from heart failure after battling stomach cancer.

Gordy was one-of-a-kind. He helped shape an idea that started off as one man running and walking a track, and turned it into a global phenomenon for saving lives in every corner of the world.

The Klatt family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Gordy Klatt Pay-If Research Endowment Fund, which supports cancer research.

You can read a tribute from Dr. Len Lichtenfeld on his blog.

About David Sampson

I am the director of medical and scientific communications for the American Cancer Society national home office.
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