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American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

by Vaun Thygerson
Staff writer and mother of three

Join thousands of participants for the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life event at Wingspoint, Airport Drive and Merle Haggard Drive, May 5 through 6.  This overnight, relay-style event has teams of people camping out around the track while team members take turns walking around the track for the duration of the event.  The family-friendly event also includes food, games, activities, and entertainment.   

The Relay begins with a Survivors Lap that celebrates achievements over cancer honoring its survivors and caregivers.  After dark, in a Luminaria Ceremony, candle-lit luminaries line the track, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, as team members walk the lap in silence.   Lastly, the relay has a Fight Back Ceremony where participants make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.  For more information, please visit

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