2019 Dodge County Relay for Life Coming Up This Saturday

FREMONT – Nowadays, almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way – whether you’ve survived it yourself or you’ve seen a loved one battle the disease. The Dodge County Relay for Life is an opportunity for anyone touched by cancer to rally and take action in hopes of a cure.

Participants will unite for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dodge County to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event to save lives from cancer.

The 21st annual Relay For Life event is scheduled for this Saturday, June 8th, from 4:00 – 11:00 p.m. on the campus of Midland University in Fremont (Anderson complex).  The theme this year is “An Old Fashioned Picnic”.  The silent auction, kids’ games and activities for survivors begin at 4:00 p.m.  The opening ceremony is at 6:00 p.m. followed by recognition of our survivors and the survivor lap. The luminaria ceremony is at dusk.

Members of the Fremont Antique Car Club will have their cars there to highlight our “old-fashioned” theme.  We are also holding a Miss Relay Pin-up Girl contest.  Down Memory Lane will be providing some great music throughout the event as well.

This is a free family friendly event and open to the public.  Everyone is invited to come out to enjoy some fun and fellowship with family, friends and neighbors.

In the case of inclement weather, the Relay will go on as scheduled inside Hopkins arena at Midland University.

Funds raised help the American Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from providing empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness.

For more information about this event, go to www.relayforlife.org/dodgecone or email rfldodge1@gmail.com or contact Stephanie Stephenson, American Cancer Society Relay For Life Sr. Community Development Manager, 402-398-0774.

 

 

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