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American Cancer Society's Relay for Life


by Vaun Thygerson
Staff writer and mother of three

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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 www.relayforlife.org/bakersfieldca.

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