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American Cancer Society “Relay For Life” is this Saturday

This Saturday, May 5, more than one thousand participants will join together at the annual Relay For Life of Greater Richmond at Pocahontas Middle School to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at three o’clock with a Kids’ Relay & Run and then an opening ceremony at four o’clock. (Full schedule below).

3:00 p.m.         Kids’ Relay & RunDETAILS
4:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony
M.C. Kat Simons from MIX 98.1, Presentation of the Colors by Boy Scout Troop 776, National Anthem by Hawkapella, Cancer Survivor Heather Temple

5:00 p.m.         Cake Walk
6:00 p.m.         Survivor Dinner from Olive Garden

6:00 p.m.         Cornhole Tournament and kids’ games

7:00 p.m.         Survivor/Caregiver laps

7:30 p.m.         Miss Relay Pageant

9:00 p.m.
Hometown Hero – active and retired civil servants are invited to join us

9:15 p.m.
Luminaria & Fight Back Ceremonies (candlelight vigil)

10:00 p.m.       Closing Ceremony

The American Cancer Society is the cause fighting cancer on every front; standing shoulder to shoulder with cancer patients and those supporting them. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.

Local cancer survivor Heather Temple, team captain of the Hope For Heather team, understands first-hand how vital these services are. “The American Cancer Society and Relay For Life has provided a way for my friends, family and colleagues to gather together and show their support of me along my cancer journey.”

Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Washington in 1985, the Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.

In addition to the support of the community, Relay For Life of Greater Richmond is also supported by many local businesses and organizations. This year’s sponsors include: Apex Systems, Dominion Energy, Markel, Hanover Vegetable Farm, Macy’s, Richmond Family Magazine and MIX 98.1.

Together, we can beat our biggest rival. Join or donate to the Relay For Life of Greater Richmond. Visit


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