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May 15, 2013

Relay for Life set for fun in the sun

Annual cancer fundraiser kicks off at noon this Saturday

By BRIAN SMITH

Parker County Relay for Life is in its final planning stage for the event Saturday at Kangaroo Stadium in Weatherford.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s biggest volunteer fundraiser. The event goes from noon to midnight, which is something new, according to spokesperson Brandi Adams.  The event had previously started in the evening and gone overnight before ending just after dawn.

Starting earlier in the day will hopefully allow more of the community to come out and support the event.

“We have a lot to celebrate this year, and the community can come and be a part of it,” Adams said. “This is the 100th anniversary of the American Cancer Society, so we’re hoping to get a big crowd.”

Adams said 40 teams and around 315 participants have signed up already and raised approximately $37,530, but teams can still sign up before Friday. Adams said. She said the Relay for Life is for people who have survived cancer, defeated the disease, or simply want to honor someone who has passed away from cancer.

Events will be held throughout the evening for survivors, including an exclusive special lap around the stadium track for caretakers and a candlelight luminaria ceremony at 9:30 p.m. The luminaria ceremony is a time to remember people lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope. Luminarias can be purchased in honor of someone by Googling Relay for Life of Parker County.

Nearly everyone has had someone they know affected by cancer. “Cancer is not the death sentence it once was, and that is because of our fabulous volunteers who work tirelessly to put on these events,” Adams said.

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