2012 Relay for Life this Saturday

Participants from 2011 Relay

The Magic of Relay; Dream It, Hope It, Cure It 

The annual Lamar Relay for Life is set for this weekend at Savage Stadium, June 2 and 3.  Organizers hope to raise $85,000 for this year, surpassing last year’s mark of $81,274.23.  The 2010 goal was $68,000.  A series of different year-long fund-raisers were also scheduled since the first 2012 organizational meeting this past January.

Teams will converge on Merrill Brush Field this Saturday to set up tents, receive final instructions and go over last minute details which includes recognizing Cancer Survivors in their annual circle around the field and honoring friends and relatives who passed away from cancer to date this year and in previous years.

The Relay for Life is always a fun event as well, in years past, featuring a release of balloons, movies, food, music and contests such as best decorated tent or teams that raise the most funds.  The annual event concludes early Sunday morning.

Relay for Life Schedule of Events

Saturday June 2nd
6:00 pm Opening Ceremony
6:30 pm Survivor Banquet
7:45 pm Disney Parade
8:00 pm Leah Austin’s Dance Group Performs
9:00 pm Luminaria Ceremony
10:15 pm Zumba by Curves
10:45 pm Mr. Relay Runway Show
11:00 pm 12:00 am Mr. Relay Contest
11:30 pm 12:15 am Treasure Hunt and Hula Hoop contest
12:15 am Fight Back Ceremony
12:30 am Water Balloon Volleyball
1:30 to 2:00 am Crowning of Mr. Relay
2:15 am Kool Aid Pong
3:00 am Cake Walk
4:00 am Memory Lap
5:45 am Final Lap of the 2012 Relay for Life
6:00 am Closing Ceremony

By Russ Baldwin

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