Twin Cities step up against cancer tonight
The Messenger 06.13.08
Ten teams will be pounding the pavement tonight in the Twin Cities to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
The Fulton-South Fulton Relay for Life — an event which includes all of Fulton County, Ky. — will kick off at 6 tonight at Pontotoc Park in downtown Fulton.
Event chairman Rebecca Turner said activities are planned all night, with the walk around the park slated to come to an end at 5 a.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is “Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back.”
“We’ve got a lot of activities planned. We want people to come out and have a good time,” Ms. Turner said, adding that visitors should bring their lawn chairs and funds in order to participate in a live auction.
Paducah, Ky., disc jockey Scott Jackson will be on hand to provide entertainment and the live auction — featuring a wide variety of items donated by local businesses — will begin about 7 tonight. Other events during the night will include Relay Idol, Relay Olympics, dancing and a luminary service at 9 p.m.
“We will be having a ‘Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back’ ceremony after the luminary service and survivors are invited to attend,” Ms. Turner said.
The teams will have booths set up around the park and various food items will be available for sale throughout the night. Ms. Turner said the fare is slated to include ribeye sandwiches, pizza, barbecued chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and lots of baked goods such as cakes and pies.
“You need to come hungry and bring some money for the auction,” Ms. Turner said.
This year’s goal is $40,000, with all proceeds to go to cancer research through the American Cancer Society. A final total of funds raised by the walk participants will not be known until later tonight, according to Ms. Turner.
For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s Web site at www.cancer.org.
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