The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps our community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. It is an overnight celebration of life and cancer survivorship.
Teams of people including local businesses, friends, families, hospitals, religious organizations and clubs, gather and have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer, and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.
Relay is a moving celebration of cancer survivorship. The event begins with a Survivor's Lap in which cancer survivors take a victory lap around the track, cheered on by their supporters. Each cancer survivor is introduced and all survivors complete the first lap around the track before being joined by the other participants. The Survivor's Lap is a great reminder of why we participate in Relay For Life.
For the newly diagnosed, Relay is a healing experience that offers a chance to meet others who have claimed victory over cancer . For caregivers who give time, love and support to those who face cancer, Relay provides hope and understanding.
After nightfall one of the main highlights of Relay For Life is the Ceremony of Hope (Relay's Luminaria Ceremony). Hundreds/thousands of Luminaria candles dedicated to loved ones line the track and are left burning throughout the night to remind particpants of the incredible importance of their contributions.
Your reasons for getting involved in Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Because of your support, we are creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays!
We will be having a lot of RELAY FUN and would love you to join us!!!!
Any questions, please contact Jana Johnson, Event Chair at JanaJohnsonRFL@gmail.com