FARMINGTON — Relay For Life of Franklin County will be held Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, at Mt. Blue High School.
The community event will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, June 4, with a special Survivors Lap, honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join together to take Relay’s opening lap while the rest of the event’s participants surround the track to cheer them on.
Relay For Life is a grassroots fundraising event in which individuals and teams of participants in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide walk around a track overnight to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and commit to fight back against the disease. The money raised through Relay For Life supports the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Relay For Life events are held at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together people from all walks of life — all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.
Cancer survivors or caregivers who would like to take part in the Relay For Life of Franklin County may call Mac Watts at 373-3704 or visit www.cancer.org/MErelays. All survivors will receive a free Relay For Life T-shirt.