Relay for Life starts Friday
by Joe Baker
Apr 25, 2013 | 1153 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Organizers say all systems are “go” for the Karnes County Relay for Life that will get underway Friday, April 26 at the Karnes City High School football field.

The all night long event will officially begin at 7 p.m. and continue through 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

Survivor registration will happen from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

The Silent Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

The Survivor Recognition and Survivor Lap will happen at 7:30 p.m.

The Caregiver lap, Team Lap and Survivor Reception will follow after the Opening Ceremony.

The Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 9 p.m.

The Fight Back Ceremony will start at midnight.

The Closing Ceremony and Victory Lap are scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

For more information visit or call Tina Jones at 830-299-9453.

History of Relay For Life

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer.

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