24th Annual Kandiyohi County Relay For Life schedule of events
Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Willmar Middle School Track
2 pm – 8:30 pm Luminaries available for $10 donation at the Willmar Middle School Track
4 pm – 8 pm Survivor registration – Cancer Survivors are encouraged to register at Relay and participate in the Survivor Lap
5 pm – 8 pm Supper for a suggested $5 donation (or while supplies last)
5 pm – 8 pm KnockerBall—back by popular demand!
5 pm – 9 pm silent auction (must be present to pick up items)
5 pm – 11:30 pm Relay Teams have various activities/fundraisers at their team campsites. Please support their efforts in fundraising for Relay.
5 pm – 11:30 pm Garden of Hope- all are welcome to spend time here
5 pm – 11:45 pm DJ music from J-Mark Entertainment
5 pm – 11:30 pm Relay For Life Team activities/fundraisers are open to the public. You’ll find food, games and much more! Please support their efforts in fundraising for Relay For Life of Kandiyohi County.
6:30 pm Opening Ceremony
Welcome to Relay –Sharon Kennedy and Dan Schell
Team Captain and Event Leadership Team Recognition
8:15 pm Luminaria Ceremony and Survivor Lap
Introduction of Honorary Survivors and Caregivers
Survivor Lap and Survivor Recognition
11:45 pm Closing Ceremony
Midnight Clean up begins
(Schedule subject to change)
Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team event.
Every Relay has different components, but here are a few things they all have in common:
Opening Ceremony –
We’ll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.
Survivors Lap –
Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who’s overcome cancer, invite them to join.
Caregivers Lap –
Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they’ve supported.
Luminaria Ceremony –
Each Luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.
Closing Ceremony –
We celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together and remember those we’ve lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.
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