Relay for Life, a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, will take place on Friday, May 20th at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. Relay For Life is the world’s largest volunteer-based fundraising event. For more then 36 years, communities across the world have come together to honor and remember loved ones and take action for lifesaving change.
At Relay For Life you’ll find community members taking turns walking around a track lined with luminaria bags. You’ll have the opportunity to cheer for local survivors (or participate as a survivor) in our first lap of the day. Caregivers of cancer patients (currently or previously diagnosed) will then be invited to join the Survivors. Local entertainers will keep you energized. As it gets dark, we will light the luminaria bags surrounding the track in a memorable luminaria ceremony. There will be opportunities to fundraise & fight back!
The event runs from 6:00PM-11:00PM. Attendees can come and go anytime. There will be an online silent auction that opens on Friday, May 13th at 9:00AM and ends at 8:00PM Relay night. You must register to be able to place a bid. CLICK HERE to check out 100+ items!
The Luminaria Ceremony will take place at 9:00PM. This is when we take time to remember those we have lost to cancer and reflect on the journey of those who have survived. We light pre-made luminaria bags that are dedicated in honor or in memory of a loved one.
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