On Friday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Relay For Life of Madison will be held at the Madison County High School at Boothill Stadium. The theme for this year’s Relay For Life is based off of Dr. Seuss and titled “I do not like cancer here or there, I do not like cancer anywhere!”
Relay For Life was originally created as a 24-hour event to signify the fight against cancer, a disease that never sleeps.
Relay For Life begins with an opening ceremony and consists of several activities, including the survivor’s victory lap, where cancer survivors take the first lap around the designated track; care givers lap, where anyone who has ever cared for someone with cancer walks a special lap in their honor; luminaria ceremony, a special candlelight ceremony that takes place after dark in order to remember loved ones lost to cancer, support those who have cancer and honor those who have fought cancer and finally, the closing ceremony, which celebrates everything accomplished at the Relay For Life event.
Currently, there are 14 teams a part of Relay For Life of Madison and 50 participants. Anyone wanting to participate and sign up their team is asked to contact Denise Bell, Relay For Life Event Chair at (850) 973-9481 if interested.
Come join in on the fight against cancer, participate in Relay For Life and imagine how wonderful life will be once a cure for cancer is found.