Auburn University's Relay For Life will be held this Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event will be held on the Student Center Green Space and is set to begin at noon. Currently, there are 47 teams and 373 participants signed up for the event that have collectively raised over $26,000.
Relay For Life is primarily a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It also allows participants to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost to the disease, and help raise awareness about the cause. Relay For Life is held all across the country and is an extremely popular fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
The Opening Ceremony will take place at noon. This is a time to kick off the event and inspire participants about the cause they are working for.
The Survivors Lap will take place shortly after the Opening Ceremony. The Survivors Lap allows cancer survivors and participants to celebrate their fight against the disease.
The Caregivers Lap follows shortly after the Survivors Lap, and this time honors those who have taken care of someone who has fought against cancer.
The Luminary Ceremony will begin at around 8 p.m. after the caregivers lap. The Luminary Ceremony allows participants to purchase luminaries in honor of people that they know who have been lost to cancer, who are currently battling the disease, or those who have had the disease in the past. Luminary bags can be purchased anytime this week on the concourse for $1 or at the event until the Luminary ceremony.
Finally, the Closing Ceremony will take place at midnight. This is a time to remember lost loved ones and to celebrate participants' support of the event.
Relay For Life is the largest nonprofit fundraiser dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. More information on how you can participate can be seen on their Facebook page.
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