Relay for Life

Relay for Life: May 10, 2019

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Grace Avenue is once again participating in the Frisco Relay for Life honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers.  This was one of the first community events we ever participated in 20 years ago when we first started as a church.

Relay for Life
Friday, May 10th | 6:00pm
Wakeland High School
10700 Legacy Drive

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  It brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to fund research and make a global impact on cancer.  

For more information, to join the Grace Avenue team, or to make a donation 

Please email Kristi Godfrey at [email protected] if you have other questions

Schedule of Events from Relay for Life 2019:
Opening Ceremony: 6:00pm
We'll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer. Whether someone's been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

Survivors Lap/Caregivers Lap: 6:15pm
Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who's overcome cancer, invite them to join.

Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they've supported.

Luminaria Ceremony: 9:30pm
Each Luminary bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.  There will be opportunities to purchase these luminaries at Grace Avenue in the Learning Center Lobby following worship on April 29 and May 5.

Closing Ceremony
We celebrate all that we've accomplished together and remember those we've lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.