Relay for Life Friday
The Relay For Life in Copper Basin will be held this Friday, May 30th from 5 PM – 10 PM at the community center/baseball fields.
The Relay For Life in Copper Basin will be held this Friday, May 30th from 5 PM – 10 PM at the community center/baseball fields. Survivor Registration for the free survivor tee shirt and medal begins at 5 PM the walk to celebrate Survivors and Caregivers will begin at 6 PM.
“Relay For Life is the largest cancer fundraiser in the nation. Beginning with only one relay in 1985, it has grown to more than 5000 communities nation-wide,” said Angela Mathis American Cancer Society Relay Specialist. The event brings participants together to raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Last year, nationally Relay For Life celebrated with over 4 million participants 600, 000 who were cancer survivors and 3.5 million were participants.
The Relay begins with a survivor’s lap, honoring those who are survivors and remembering those who have lost their battle with cancer. Each survivor will receive a free Survivor tee shirt and dated medallion. Caregivers will also be given a Caregiver bracelet and sash.
Several new activities have been added to this year’s Relay. The Double Duck Drop are rubber ducks that will be dropped from the extended hook and ladder fire truck. The small ducks can be purchased for $5 and large ducks can be purchased for $10 at Life Care at Home, People’s Bank and United Community Bank leading up to the Relay. They will also be available at the Relay while supplies last. Only 300 small and only 300 large ducks are available. The odds of winning are based on how many ducks are sold but only 300 are available. The payout for the small ducks is $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $50 gift card from Walmart for 3rd place.
The big ducks payout is $500 for first place, $250 for second place and Walmart gift cards for 3rd place.
Another new activity going on this year is Relay’s Got Talent. Cash prizes will be given out to the top 3 winners. If someone has a talent and wants to show case it, please call and set up a time on Friday to perform. Contact 706-669-3660 to schedule a time to perform. The auditions will begin at 4 PM in the Senior Center with three judges. The top three winners will perform for the Relay audience. All talents are invited to come, there is a fee a small fee to audition. The cash prizes will be awarded to the top three who perform for the Relay at 8:30 PM
This year, there will also be a Zombie contest. Participants can come dressed as zombie or get dressed at the Relay. They will need to be ready for the stage by 8:40 PM and will be presented at 8:45 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Zombies!!!
This year’s Relay will be holding a silent auction again this year and the Elijah Project will be providing live entertainment. Team will have food for sell, inflatables for the kids, frozen tee shirt contests and lots and lots of other activities will be going on during the 5 pm – 10 pm Relay!
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