Relay for Life
Friday, May 5, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
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 CLICK HERE. Email Tricia Fay at [email protected] to find out all of the ways you can become involved with Relay for Life.
Schedule of Events from Relay for Life 2017:
Opening Ceremony: 6:00 p.m.
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: 6:15 p.m.
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.
Caregivers Lap: 6:30 p.m.
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: 9:30 p.m.
Each Luminaria 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.
Closing Ceremony: 10:30 p.m.
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.