The PCMS Groovin’ For A Cure team walked the track at the opening ceremony of last years Relay for Life. (photo by Samantha Hurst)
The PCMS Groovin’ For A Cure team walked the track at the opening ceremony of last years Relay for Life. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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Ready your team: Relay for Life set for May 31

Published 4:26pm Friday, April 5, 2013

On Friday evening, May 31, Relay For Life teams will assemble at Polk County Middle School for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Of Polk County.

“The Relay experience is something that someone cannot describe without being there and we hope that anyone who can will join us on that Friday evening,” said American Cancer Society Community Manager Debbie Buchanan.

This year’s Polk County Relay theme is “Ole Timey Country Fair.” The night will include games, entertainment and family fun.

Polk County’s local fundraising goal is $35,000 and no donation is too large or too small. Local teams have been raising money in the community to achieve this year’s goal and will continue with on-site fundraising on Friday evening, May 31. Cancer survivors are invited to walk a special recognition lap immediately following the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a caregiver lap. All caregivers are asked to join the survivors on the track.

A special luminary ceremony will take place around 9:30 p.m. Luminaries will line the track to remember loved ones lost to the disease and to honor survivors. Luminaries will be for sale on Friday night prior to the ceremony until 8:30 pm.  

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