Lake TWP, Ohio —
The 9th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lake Township, set to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10 through Saturday, June 11 at noon at Lake Youth Football Stadium in Hartville is a celebration of cancer survivor-ship and a fun way to raise the vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer. The event will celebrate the lives of local residents who have survived cancer, while offering the hope of finding a cure. Some 400 walkers are hoping to raise $81,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
“The event will begin with the Survivors Lap where cancer survivors and their caregivers will take a victory lap around the track. The involvement of local cancer survivors is proof of the progress that has been made in improving cancer survival rates and the quality of life following cancer treatment,” said Juanita Ward, Event Chair, for the American Cancer Society.
A candlelight ceremony also takes place to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost the fight against this disease. The candle lighting will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, and luminaria bags for the ceremony can be purchased at the event.
Relay For Life is an overnight community event bringing together teams of families, friends, churches, neighborhoods and businesses – all with the same goal of conquering cancer. Teams of walkers keep a continuous presence on the track throughout the night, walking in shifts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
A full agenda of entertainment is planned, including music, team fundraising activities, fun theme laps, jump house, dunk tank and contests all night long including corn hole tournaments, scavenger hunt and more! Relay For Life is a handicapped-accessible event.
Funds raised during Relay For Life help support the American Cancer Society’s mission of eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Visit relayforlife.org/laketwp for additional details.
The Uniontown Lions Club will be helping to serve breakfast on June 11 at &:00 am.