June 18, 2008

Relay for Life Event is Planned for Saturday

By Melodie Phelps, The Wayne County Outlook, Monticello, Ky.

Jun. 17--MONTICELLO -- It's time to get out your walking shoes and head to Memorial Park to support the 2008 Relay for Life. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, and teams of walkers will take to the track overnight to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The 24-hour event will feature a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy activities together. Things will get underway Saturday with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m., followed by the survivor's celebration. Cancer survivors will take a victory lap around the track to officially kick off this year's Relay for Life. Anyone who would like to participate is encouraged to come out and join in the survivor's celebration.

There are several other events on the schedule throughout the evening, including a performance by Top Rellik from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. There will be karaoke from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. Samantha Criswell Suggitt will perform from 8:30 until 9:30 p.m.

A touching event that is part of each year's Relay for Life is the Luminaria Ceremony, which is set to begin at 9:30 p.m. During the ceremony, those who have lost their battle with cancer, as well as those who have survived are honored. It is beautiful when all the bags with candles are illuminated along the track.

Luminaria can be purchased for a $5 minimum donation prior to the Relay by contacing Angela Preat, or they can be purchased the day of the event. Following is the remainder of the Relay for Life schedule: Black Lights "Hands of Praise," 11:00 p.m.-12 midnight; Fight Back Ceremony, 12-12:30 a.m.; Slip, Slap, Slop Relay, 12:30-1 a.m.; Fear Factor, 1-1:30 a.m.; Sack Race, 1:30-2 a.m.; Musical Chairs, 2-2:30 a.m.; Strong Tower of Hope, 2:30-3 a.m.; Corn Hole, 3-3:30 a.m.; Roulette Wheel Game, 3:30-4 a.m.; Hockey Crochet, 4-4:30 a.m.; The Great Box Car Race, 4:30-5 a.m.; Closing Ceremony and Sunrise Service, 5-6 a.m.

Anyone who would like more information about the survivor's walk, the Luminaria Ceremony, or Relay for Life should call the American Cancer Society at (606) 678-0203 or email [email protected]


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