Survivor dinner and drive through luminaria… The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carter County announces plans

Published 2:31 pm Monday, August 31, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual Relay For Life of Carter County will be held as a Drive-Thru Event on September 12 from 6–9 p.m. starting at the Covered Bridge Park.
The Relay For Life of Carter County event is all about togetherness, but the safety of our patients, survivors, volunteers and staff is always a top priority.
“During this difficult time, cancer won’t stop, and neither will we,” said Jessica Poff, Community Development Manager with the American Cancer Society. “Even though we cannot currently be face-to-face, we’re committed to continuing to fight cancer head-on and hope that you will stand together with us, even when we’re apart.”
Be part of the American Cancer Society movement and continue to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change.
Join us this fall and continue the fight from home and be a part of the attack on cancer with the American Cancer Society.
The September 12 event will feature a beautiful Luminaria display, a cancer survivor and caregiver recognition, and an opportunity to shine HOPE for all during this difficult time.
Cancer survivors and caregivers are encouraged to decorate their cars with signs or other items as they take their “celebration drive” instead of the traditional lap.
Luminaria bags are only a $5 donation and can be purchased online at www.relayforlife.ort/cartertn, by contacting Event Lead Sherie Rowe at 423-213-6089, or by visiting Betsy Treasures, 547 E. Elk Avenue in Elizabethton.
The annual Cancer Survivor Dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at State Line Theatre. This event will be a drive-in style to promote safe social distancing.
Survivors and one (1) guest are free, with each additional guest $5. Reservations are required by contacting Rowe at 423-213-6089 or emailing
Anyone who has ever heard the words “You have cancer” is a cancer survivor!
The American Cancer Society’s mission matters more than ever. The needs of people facing cancer continue and so does our work. Cancer patients still need support during this crisis.
Funds raised help the American Cancer Society to continue with cancer research, the 24/7 helpline, and continuing services to get patients the care and support they need where we can.
Help continue to bring hope to those that need it most. Join our Relay For Life of Carter County to help those facing cancer.
Visit us at for more information, to sign up as a cancer survivor or caregiver, or make a donation. You may also follow us on Facebook at Cancer information and specialists are available 24/7 via and 1-800-227-2345.

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