Culver Relay for Life Set for Tonight

The Culver Relay for Life event kicks off today with the survivor dinner at 5 p.m. ET on the campus of the Culver Military Academy.

The committee has been working hard to bring in more donations to help fight cancer. So far, 39 teams with 349 participants have raised $27,741 toward the cause. More donations will be accepted during the event that runs through Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

Several fundraisers are planned throughout the evening.

The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m. ET with the opening lap to recognize survivors and caregivers at that time. The luminaria ceremony will be at 10 p.m. The luminaria ceremony is set aside to remember those who bravely fought the fight against cancer but could not defeat it. Participants will continue walking until the closing ceremony which is scheduled for 5:45 a.m. on Saturday.

To donate toward the Culver Relay for Life, visit