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CANAL WINCHESTER, OH – On June 22, Canal Winchester and Groveport residents will join together at the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Canal Winchester and Groveport. The event will run from 4:00 p.m. until midnight at Canal Winchester High School, located at 300 Washington Street. Relay teams, which independently fundraise throughout the year, connect with one another at Relay for Life to raise funds and awareness together, to celebrate, and to focus on the goal of creating a world without cancer. Featured activities at Canal Winchester’s Relay event will include a “Miss Relay” Pageant Walk for male contestants, theme laps, inflatable games for kids, and a silent auction. In addition, a Luminaria Ceremony will take place at 10:00 p.m. The Luminaria Ceremony honors cancer survivors and those who have lost the battle to cancer as well. During this year’s Luminaria Ceremony, Canal Winchester Mayor Mike Ebert, who recently battled two forms of cancer, is expected to share some thoughts with the audience.
Local cancer survivors are invited to take part in the Relay for Life opening ceremony and “Survivors’ Lap” just after 4:00 p.m. Survivors are then invited to attend a special "Survivors’ Dinner” beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the High School cafeteria.
To learn more about the survivors’ dinner and other Canal Winchester Relay For Life activities, visit www.relayforlife.org/canalwinchester-groveport.
About Relay for Life: Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to save lives from cancer. Uniting communities across the globe, we celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. During Relay For Life events, members of each team take turns walking or running around the track or path. Teams participate in fundraising in the months leading up to the event.
Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for people facing the disease today, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Society has invested more than $4.5 billion in research since 1946, and have funded more than 20,000 scientists at more than 1,000 institutions nationwide.