The Woodward News

June 12, 2014

Relay for Life set on Friday

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Woodward’s Boomer Stadium is once again the setting for the Woodward Relay for Life event.

Opening ceremony for the event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, is Friday (June 13) at 7 p.m.

After the opening ceremonies cancer survivors will take the opening lap around the track to get the relay officially started. Organizers are hoping for 150 or more cancer survivors to attend this year.

The relay will go until 2 a.m.  Saturday and there are 23 teams scheduled to take part.

The theme for this year’s Relay is “Carnival of Hope” and there will be uplifting carnival style decorations at the campsites.

Teams are raising money through donations and sponsorships and there is a basket auction planned during the evening. There will also be food available for purchase.

Goal this year is to raise $95,000.

After dark, luminaries will be lit to remember those lost to cancer, salute those still fighting and celebrate the survivors.

Worldwide, Relay for Life events have raised over $4.5 billion to help in the fight against cancer.