- Relay for Life at a glance
What: A 24-hour walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society and honor survivors, who will receive a free shirt, breakfast and lunch at the event.
When and where: The opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. today, and the event will go until 9 a.m. Sunday at the Grape Festival grounds at 413 E. Lockeford St.
Schedule of events
7:30 a.m.: Cancer survivors can register and enjoy a breakfast in Survivor Village.
9 a.m.: Celebrate Ceremony
9:30 a.m.: Survivor lap followed by the caregiver lap
10 a.m.: Team pride lap
11 a.m.: Support our military and veterans lap
Noon: Farm animal lap
1 p.m.: Recycle lap
2 p.m.: Sci-fi lap
3 p.m.: Support the ta-tas and Relay Queen Male lap.
4 p.m.: Nationality pride lap
5 p.m.: Road to Recovery boxcar lap
6 p.m.: Sports lap
7 p.m.: Western lap
8 p.m.: Show your pride in your cancer color lap
9 p.m.: Remember Ceremony and lighting of the luminaries
9:30 p.m.: Silent lap
10 p.m.: Hawaiian lap
11 p.m.: Holiday lap
Midnight: 1950s lap
1 a.m.: Dress and walk backwards lap
2 a.m.: Crazy pajamas, wild slippers and Snuggies lap
3 a.m.: Crazy hat lap
4 a.m.: Light yourself up lap
5 a.m.: Twin lap
6 a.m.: Hop scotch or jump rope lap
7 a.m.: Celebrate the USA lap
8 a.m.: Team pride lap
8:30 a.m.: Fight back ceremony
9 a.m.: Final lap
Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:00 am
Thousands of people will lace up their walking shoes and walk down a pathway lined with candle-lit luminaries to remember those who have survived or lost their battles with cancer this weekend at the Grape Festival Grounds.
The 10th annual Relay for Live, a 24-hour walk, will start at 9 a.m. today. More than 40 teams have held fundraisers throughout the year and will have booths at the event to raise money. All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to support research and programs to help those battling the disease.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:00 am.