Relay For Life of Audubon County to be held June 8

Relay For Life of Audubon County to be held June 8

Relay for Life is one of the biggest fundraising events for the American Cancer Society and held all over the world.

While Relay for Life is special for Cox and others with family and friends who have fought cancer, it's even more special for survivors like Sharon Mead, who now helps others with navigating through the channels of a cancer diagnosis as Daviess Community Hospital's cancer patient navigator.

"It's about educating the community about eating well, exercising more and living the best life you can to prevent cancer".

The CANSA Relay for Life Committee will be hosting their annual dinner and dance fundraiser on Saturday, July 21, at the MH Joosub Hall, UKZN, Westville Campus.

This Friday, on June 1 as 6pm, at the Appomattox County High School, you can join Betty Craft and others in the fight against cancer at the Relay for Life of Appomattox County.

Following this, the survivors will stay downtown at the square for a guest speaker - Dr. Brad Behnke, professor of exercise physiology at Kansas State University, at 6:45 p.m. The Purple Police, with $4,590, are at No. 3.


The Survivor Meal will start the evening's celebration of hope, starting at 5 p.m.at the Eternal Hope Family Life Center, located at 424 Oregon St., Hiawatha.

In the evening, at 9:30 p.m. right as the sun is falling low, teams and volunteers will light a long stretch of luminaries stretching along the relay path. "This handsome program of hope will offer a celebration of cancer survivors, a heartfelt recognition of caregivers and a solemn remembrance of those we've lost to cancer". Aside from keeping participants out of the hot summer sun for 12 straight hours, Jen Dies, manager of the Salmon Arm branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, says there is a more symbolic reason for holding the relay overnight. Winners will be announced Wednesday; businesses will be asked to leave their decorations up through June 8. It starts at 5 in the afternoon and goes until 11 at night. The event features a live DJ, food booths, fun for the kids and a live auction. Locally-produced French fries, burgers, desserts and more will be available for purchase.

After the opening ceremony, cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the first lap around the track. Luminaria can be ordered in advance at relayforlife.org/newtonmcdonaldmo or by contacting Pim.

A fireworks show will conclude the relay.

Teams from around the county will participate in the walking event and related fundraising activities. Vernon County survivors are welcome to attend with a guest.

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