This year’s event will be held May 6-7 at Liberty High School stadium
People are encouraged to arrive at the high school at 5 p.m., according to Relay Mission Advocacy Chair Roxana Roberts.
“We’re going to do our drop in for our Pickens County Cancer Survivors from 5:30 – 7 p.m.,” Roberts said.
The Relay for Life walk officially begins at 7 p.m. with as survivors and caregivers take the first laps around the track.
From there, each team will try to have at least one member walking around the track at all times throughout the night.
“We actually go from 7 at night to 7 in the morning,” Roberts said.
Ally Wilson, a two-year-old is this year’s Honorary Survivor. One of this year’s Relay Teams is “Rally for Ally.”
“She’s a two-year-old that has been fighting the battle,” Roberts said.
Don’t miss the special luminary service, in which all movement on the track and field ceases as candles are lit in memory of those who have lost the battle with cancer.
“It will be very touching,” Roberts said.
Those attending Relay for Life are encouraged to bring canned food items. The canned food items will be placed in the luminary bags and candles will be lit atop them.
Afterward, the canned food will be donated to the Harvest Hope Food Bank, Robert said.
“We’re kind of paying it forward for another cause,” she said.
A total of 21 teams are participating in Relay for Life this year. The Pickens County Relay’s goal is to raise $75,000 to help fund finding the cure for cancer.
To that end, teams will continue their fundraising through Relay itself. Fundraising efforts include selling cotton candy, popcorn, t-shirts, hamburger and hot dog plates, car magnets and stuffed animals.
The teams need to keep their energy levels up, so a variety of entertainment events are planned throughout the night.
“We have seven different bands that will play throughout the night,” Roberts said. “We’re going to have a womanless beauty pageant.
“We’re going to have a bouncearoo for the kids and the Liberty Fire Department is bringing out their truck for the kids,” she continued.
Teams will continue to hold fundraising events in the days leading up to Relay for Life
One such event is a “Spa Day” slated for 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Liberty’s Rosewood Center.
That event includes manicures, pedicures, exercises classes, bone density screenings, all for $10 a person, with all proceeds benefiting Pickens County Relay for Life.
For more information on this year’s Pickens County Relay for Life event, contact
Elizabeth Tilly at 609-7963.