Ralls County Relay For Life planned at Mark Twain High on April 29

Posted: Apr. 25, 2017 10:04 am

Mark Twain High School in Center, Mo., will be the scene of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ralls County on Saturday, April 29. Participants will include cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members.

Events are planned from 4 p.m. to midnight. The schedule begins at 6 p.m. with the opening ceremony and the Survivors' Lap. At 9 p.m. the Luminaria Ceremony will begin, with candles lit in honor and/or memory of local people who have battled cancer.

Musical entertainment will include a local group, Jim Shoemate and Friends, and local guitar player Cole Blue Steel.

This year’s Ralls County theme is Fighting For Our Happily Ever After. Performers will take favorite

fairy tales and make them come alive. There will be food, fun, games, a Bounce House and more.

This is a free event for the public that is pet and smoke free.

The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraiser to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2017. Dollars raised help the ACS save lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, providing free information and critical services for people with cancer, and supporting education and prevention programs.

For more information, contact Kathryn McDaniel at 217- 740-1496 or Kathryn.mcdaniel@cancer.org.


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