The American Cancer Society helps save more than 400 lives a day with the help thousands of caring volunteers. For thirty years, the ACS Relay for Life has united communities globally to remember lost loved ones, celebrate survivors and work to raise funds for cancer research. You have your chance to contribute this weekend during the Relay for Life of Marshall County on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7 at Lincoln Junior High School in Plymouth. The event has 66 participants and 15 teams signed up, ready to relay and more than $13,000 has already been raised.
According to the event details, it all kicks off with the opening ceremony at 2 pm Saturday afternoon. The ‘survivors lap’ takes place at 2:30 giving those who have overcome cancer a chance to take the first lap around the track. This is immediately followed by the ‘caregiver lap’ where anyone who has ever cared for someone with cancer will take a lap. Teams and participants will continue to walk the track throughout the day until 10 pm. This is when the ‘Luminaria Ceremony’ will commence. This is a time where candles are lit to remember loved ones lost, honor cancer survivors and to support those currently fighting. The closing ceremony will begin at 8 am Sunday morning and serves as a time to reflect on the positive progress made through participation in Relay for Life.
Rain or shine, there will be a relay. If severe weather strikes the event will be moved inside. This year’s motto is “cancer doesn’t sleep and neither do relayers”. Marshall County invites everyone to come down to Lincoln Junior High School to celebrate thirty years of Relay for Life, the world’s largest and most impactful fund-raising event to end cancer.