Canton hosts Relay For Life May 17
Sneakers, sleeping bags and cancer education? It must be the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, a 12-hour event to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and services.
Relay For Life will be held at the Canton Recreational Park from 6 to 6 a.m. Friday May 17 into the morning of Saturday, May 18.
The Relay For Life brings together teams from local businesses, schools, churches and families for camaraderie, food, music and entertainment and a night under the stars (we hope) all the while team members take turns walking on the track.
The evening will begin with Cancer survivors taking a lap to celebrate life. Later at dusk a luminaria ceremony honors those who are battling cancer and remember those who have lost their fight.
"Relay For Life brings communities together," said Jenny Stamey, Relay For Life of Canton co-chair. "This year is very special for me, my mom Carolyn Surrett will be for the first time, one of the many walking in the survivor lap." She was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
Our goal this year is to raise $80,000 for The American Cancer Society. We are so grateful for this community. Local businesses have out done themselves by decorating their window displays in purple to show their support. We would like to encourage everyone to come out and join us as we fight back against this disease that has already taken too much.