MOUNT PLEASANT — Local Racine area volunteers are hosting the 26th annual Relay For Life at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Campus Park, 8500 Campus Drive.
The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
Opening ceremony with survivor lap begins at 6 p.m. Participants take turns walking around a path. Survivors and caregivers (anyone who has faced a cancer diagnosis or anyone who has served as a caregiver) are invited to join as honorary guests.
The luminaria ceremony is scheduled from 10 to 11 p.m. Bags will be weighed down with a canned good to be donated to a local food bank. The ceremony is a way to remember those who are facing or lost the battle of cancer. Luminarias can be purchased from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the luminaria tent.
Just Add Kids will operate the the Play Zone. People do not need to be a part of Relay for Life to participate. Activities are included with a $5 wristband. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of Racine.
Activities from 6 to 9 p.m. include crafts and outdoor games, bounce house, inflatable Connect 4 game, princess meet and greet and meeting Captain Jack and friends.
To join Relay For Life as a volunteer, participant, cancer survivor or caregiver, go to RelayForLife.org/RacineWi or call 262-523-5574 to speak with an American Cancer Society staff member.