One in three women and one in two men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, aims to change this. This year’s relay takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight June 9 at the Goebel Soccer Complex, 6800 N. Green River Road.
The evening will begin with the Opening Ceremonies immediately followed by the Survivors Lap to celebrate strength in facing a cancer diagnosis and the Caregivers Lap to recognize those who support loved ones with cancer.
At 10 p.m., everyone takes part in the Luminaria Ceremony by lighting a candle to represent a loved one lost to cancer, honor a survivor, or support someone affected by cancer. To close the night out, participants celebrate their accomplishments and pay tribute to those still dealing with the affects of cancer.
For more information about Relay for Life, call 812-475-9486 or visit relayforlife.org.