The American Cancer Society 2016 Relay For Life of Big Walnut will take place tomorrow (Friday, June 3) from 6 p.m. until 12-midnight on historic Sunbury Village Square.
The public is invited to join hundreds of volunteers and participants at this community event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and take action to finish the fight against cancer.
Cancer survivor registration will begin at 4:15 p.m. Register on the west side of Sunbury Town Hall.
The opening ceremony, which includes a special Survivors and Caregivers Lap, will begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by laps for local and county officials, and a team lap.
A Luminaria Ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost to cancer will be at 10 p.m.
The closing ceremony will be at 11:30 p.m.
All money raised during Relay For Life events goes to the American Cancer Society, the leading nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Area residents may continue to contribute to the 2016 Relay For Life of Big Walnut total via their favorite Relay teams until the Relay season ends in August.
For additional information about Relay For Life or about the fight against cancer, call toll-free anytime 1-800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society Web site at < cancer.org >.
For additional information about the Relay For Life of Big Walnut go to < relayforlife.org > and where it says Sign Up For An Event type in Relay For Life of Big Walnut.
One final note: Organizers said you do not have to be a member of a Relay For Life Team to attend the Relay, just show up, enjoy the entertainment, and while you’re there consider lending your support by walking a lap or two (or three or four) around village square.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093