Relay for Life begins Saturday

June 18, 2013

LUDINGTON — The annual Mason County American Cancer Society Relay for Life takes place at Oriole Field beginning at noon on Saturday, June 22 and continues until 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23. More than 44 teams are expected with over 1,200 participants from Mason County and the surrounding area.

The purpose of the relay is to raise funds and awareness towards the battle against cancer. One out of every two men and one out of every three women will face a cancer diagnosis in his or her lifetime, according to statistics.

Though the event includes teams, anyone from the public is welcome to join in any activity of the event. Here is a schedule of events:

Key activities include:

  • ·          Opening Ceremony                        Noon, Saturday, June 22
  • ·          Cancer Survivor Victory Lap         Noon, Saturday, June 22
  • ·          Caregiver Celebration                    Noon, Saturday, June 22
  • ·          Luminaria Ceremony                      9:00 PM, Saturday, June 22
  • ·          Fight Back Ceremony                     4:00 PM, Saturday, June 22
  • ·          Closing Ceremony                           10:00 AM, Sunday, June 23

 

Other activities of interest:

  • ·         Zumba                                                11:00 AM Saturday
  • ·         Linda & the Boys                              1:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Mason Co Central Jazz Band          2:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Team Laps and Skits                        3:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Kids’ Laps & fun                                5:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Water’s Edge Band                          5:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Flipstar Gymnastics                         6:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Elder Gang                                          7:00 PM Saturday
  • ·         Movies in the Hospitality Tent    10:30 PM and 1:00 AM
  • ·         Running for a Cure                          5:00 AM – 8:00 AM Sunday
  • ·         Ludington Recorder Players        8:30 AM Sunday

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