Local Relay for Life scheduled for Sept. 10

Published 4:14 pm Friday, September 2, 2022

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The Carter County Relay for Life will hold its annual event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4 to 10 p.,. at the Covered Bridge Park.
The event is free, but donations to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.
Scheduled events include:
– 4 p.m.: Relay for Life Pageant
– 4:30 p.m. Car Parade
– 5:30 p.m. Survivor Lap/Caregiver/Team Laps and ceremonies
– 9 p.m. Luminara Ceremony
The event will feature entertainment, including singing, harmonica playing, and cloggers.
This year’s fundraising goal is $15,000. Thus far, teams and individuals have raise $7,192.76, with top fundraisers being Faithful Family & Friends, The Culler Cancer Crusaders, Patsy Jane’s Girls, Street Walkers, Keeping the Hope Alive, and Evelyn’s Crazy Bunch!
One of the highlights of the evening in the luminary ceremony. Luminaries honor every life touched by cancer. You can dedicate them to a loved one lost, someone currently battling, or anyone who’s overcome it. When you attend a Relay event, you’ll see the Luminarias decorated with names and sometimes messages to the people they’re dedicated to.
After dark, Relay participants share an emotional moment when each Luminaria is lit in remembrance of a life touched by cancer. Together, we take a moment of silence to remember the loved ones they’re dedicated to. When you make a donation for a Luminaria it helps fund the American Cancer Society’s mission to help save lives.

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