Letter to the Editor

People ask me what is Relay for Life about? It’s about having more cancer survivors. Our mission is to create a world where more people survive cancer and finish the fight.

 

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Posted, Friday, July 18, 2014

People ask me what is Relay for Life about? It’s about having more cancer survivors. Our mission is to create a world where more people survive cancer and finish the fight.

A cancer survivor is anyone who is living with cancer, from the date of diagnosis. If you have ever heard the words, “You have cancer”, we invite you to participate as a survivor in the Relay for Life of Fallon County. Your strength and courage are a personal testimony of the progress we’re making in this fight against a disease that has taken too much.

The Relay for Life of Fallon County will take place Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Roger Schmidt Amphitheater in Baker with a Super Hero theme. The event will begin with a Survivor Supper being served from 5:00-6:30 p.m. under the big tent. Reynolds Market will be providing the meat, the planning committee will bring salads, and Debi Wiman will be bringing her famous cakes for dessert! Cancer survivors, please contact Joey Bechtold at 406-778-2793 if you would like to join us for supper.

E-Free will be performing a concert from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The community is welcome to come out and enjoy their concert and visit the team booths for food, raffles, and other fundraisers. Jessica Price of Occasional Party Rental in Sidney has donated a huge bounce house this year in memory of her grandmother, Carol O’Donnell, who lost her battle with cancer. Enormous kites will be on display and door prizes will be drawn throughout the event.

Opening Ceremony will be at 7:00 p.m. to welcome everyone to the event. The Relay will start with the Survivor and Caregiver Lap to recognize and celebrate their victory over cancer, followed by the Opening Lap where all the Relay teams will walk together. The Luminaria Ceremony will then begin at 8:30 p.m. with the lighting of the luminaria bags around the track to honor loved ones who have passed or are fighting cancer. Individual walking will be observed throughout the night with family games, activities, and entertainment. The Rock Jocks will be playing music all night until the Fight Back Ceremony where Relayers will take their final lap to help close the event at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26.

Each person, hand in hand with another, can be an everyday Super Hero! Let’s join together for Relay for Life of Fallon County and help finish the fight and eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

Sincerely,

Kay Wiman, Co-Chair

Relay for Life of Fallon County

(via email)