posted on June 12, 2012 10:17
Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Huntersville gets underway with teams of residents gathering at Richard Barry Memorial Park behind Barnett Elementary School on Friday, June 22 at 7pm.
This year’s Relay For Life event will feature plenty of new activities and artists from Afro Cuban Drums, Tony Monteith, the band Time Warp, Zumba by Jessica Flack, Expressions Dance Studio, and Martial Arts Exhibition.
Opening ceremonies start at 7 p.m. with a special Survivor’s Lap to kick things off. A special Luminaria ceremony will begin at 9:30 p.m. where we honor and remember those who have been in the fight against cancer. This year, Relay For Life of Huntersville is doing a unique Kid’s Walk on the morning of Saturday, June 23 from 8-11 a.m. Each team will have different fundraisers specifically for the kids to enjoy along with a bounce house on the field. Bring your family out Friday night and/or Saturday morning for an awesome family friendly event!
“Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against the disease,” said Amanda Netsch, Marketing Chair.
“Many of the participants are cancer survivors, which serves as a reminder that Huntersville and Cornelius is not immune to this disease and that by participating in Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society’s efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” Netsch added.
Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out 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. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups . . . people from all walks of life – all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society’s efforts. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.