INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Seventeen teams of North Shore residents have committed to walk around the clock during the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life. This year the event celebrates “The Magic of Relay” in a Disney-themed event that symbolizes how a community can create magic and celebrate a world with less cancer.
The Relay celebrates a community coming together to symbolize every individual’s fight against cancer. The community is invited to participate at Preston Field from 4 p.m., Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday. There will be continuous entertainment throughout the evening from such crowd favorites as Judie Brimm, Big Joy and Jacked-Up. As part of the “magic,” magician Wayne Ferguson will be entertaining young and old.
The survivor program will start at 5:30 p.m. with the survivor lap. All survivors will receive a gift bag and a free dinner, provided by DiMaggio’s Deli and Restaurant. This year as part of the opening laps, there will also be a “Doggy Lap” to honor our furry friends who have also battled this disease.
Highlighting the evening is the Luminaria Ceremony held at dusk to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who have lost the battle against cancer. The Luminaria bags line the track and are left burning throughout the night to remind participants of the incredible importance of their contributions.
Booths offering raffles, games, food, massages, facials and wellness information line the track with attractions for all ages. DiMaggio’s is providing dinner, and in the morning, from 7-9 a.m., the Relay offers its first-ever Pancake Breakfast. All funds raised from these activities will help American Cancer Society to provide educational programs, research and services to patients.
Due to the generosity of corporate sponsors like PDL BioPharma, Umpqua Bank, Renown, Coldwell Banker, First American Title, DiMaggio’s, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Dress the Part(y), Crosby’s, Incline Bowl, DJ Commonground and Directional Media Services, the money raised by participants goes directly to the ACS’s life-saving programs.
For more information about how you can volunteer or participate, contact Linda Crowell, Event Chair, at 775-842-7952, or Aimee Giller, ACS Community Relations Mgr., at 775-828-2210.