Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Relay For Life of Massac County
Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 17, 2013
Location: Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL
On Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:00pm, hundreds of walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Massac County gets underway.Return to event list.
During Relay For Life events, participants camp out overnight at a local school, park, or fairground, and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relay events take place overnight, lasting 12 hours in length.
Survivor Registration will begin at 5:00 PM. All cancer Survivors are welcome to come register at the Event, receive a free T-shirt and enjoy Refreshments! Food will be available to purchase and Entertainment will begin at 5:00 PM as well. A lot of new and exciting acts have joined the schedule of events this year, one being Paducah Improv! Individuals and families are welcome to join walkers at Relay; so come on out and enjoy the food and entertainment! The Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM and the Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9:00 PM.
One of the most touching moments during a Relay For Life event is the Luminaria Ceremony which takes place after sundown, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bears the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria may be purchased for $10 by calling 618-998-9898 or by visiting website. For more information about the event or to find out how to form a team contact by email or call.
Caleb Nehring | Senior Health Initiative Representative
Lakeshore Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.
4503 West DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618.998.9898 | Fax: 618.997.8456
cancer.org | 1.800.227.2345
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