2017-09-13 / Front Page

Relay for Life set for Friday night at PHS

On Friday night they will gather, people who in one way or another have been touched by cancer.

Relay for Life will take place 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 15, at Person High School.

The event kicks off with cheerleaders and the school’s band leading the way.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It is designed to promote cancer awareness while raising funds to fight the disease.

During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

There will be a survivor lap at the high school with everyone gathering at 6 p.m., and the lap beginning at 6:15 p.m. A caregiver award will be presented at 6:45 p.m. The traditional luminary ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m..

The Tar River Band will entertain the crowd of walkers for the remainder of the night, with the closing ceremony at 11 p.m.

Vendors will be on hand to sell their goods as part of the fundraising effort. The Relay for Life event also includes 27 teams of volunteers who have been raising money in the weeks and months leading up to the event.

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